ECCLESIASTES SERIES

 

Ecclesiastes 4:1-16

PEOPLE

 (Outline #5 in series on Ecclesiastes.)

 

In this chapter Solomon talks about different kinds of people in different

circumstances. We can learn from the good and bad examples we find in

Solomon's discussion of people.

 

PEOPLE AND POWER - Vss. 1-3

1. Oppressors - Vs. 1

2. Oppressed - Vs. 1

3. Opinion - Vss. 2-3 - Remember, Solomon is giving a secular view of life

"under the sun".

 

PEOPLE AND PRODUCTIVITY - Vss. 4-8

1. The Jealous - Vs. 4

2. The Lazy - Vs. 5

3. The Balanced - Vs. 6

4. The Miser - Vss. 7-8

 

PEOPLE AND PRACTICALITY

"Two are better than one."

1. Their Reward - Vs. 9

2. Their Reliance - Vs. 10

3. Their Radiance (warmth) - Vs. 11

4. Their Resistance - Vs. 12

 

PEOPLE AND POLITICS - Vss. 13-16

1. The Foolish Leader - Vs. 13

2. The Faithful Leader - Vss. 14-15

3. The Fickle Public - Vs. 16

 

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