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Ecclesiastes Devotional Guide: Week 6

*Every week during our 12 week series in the book of Ecclesiastes we will post a devotional guide for the passage that was preached on the most recent Sunday. We encourage you to engage this book of the Bible more fully by walking through this devotional each week after having listened to the sermon on Sunday.*

Week 6- Ecclesiastes 7:1-8:1

I love to watch stand up comedy. Not only do I love to laugh but I love the fact that God has given us the gifts of humor, comedy, and laughter. His common grace to mankind includes the beautiful joy of finding things funny and experiencing how life-giving laughter can be. One thing that I have noticed as I have watched comedians over the years is that many of them joke about what they want their funeral to be like—what the theme will be, what words will be said about them, what pranks they would pull from beyond the grave, how their open casket would somehow both terrify and delight mourners, and so on. Even though these comedians are often young and live their lives to help people escape the grim realities of life through laughter, they can’t help but recognize the truth that they will die one day. They not only think about that future funeral but how they want to be remembered by the people in attendance—which, for a comedian, of course includes humor. In life and death they want to be remembered as the one who made people laugh.

King Solomon