September/October 2020

Ecclesiastes

Life Under the Sun


In this issue of Israel My Glory, we're looking at the book of Ecclesiastes. The author, King Solomon, learned the most important lesson of his life when he was old and couldn’t go back in time to rectify his mistakes. Our prayer is that these articles will encourage all of us not to waste the days God has given us and to live each one for Him.
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka, shares an in-depth look at Peter Colón's article, "No Satisfaction (Eccl. 4-6)."

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Features

From the Editor Sep/Oct 2020

At sundown September 18, our Jewish friends will celebrate Rosh Hashanah. This first of the High Holy Days initiates a new year on the Jewish calendar...

From Moses to Jesus

Eclectic is how I would describe my mother’s taste in furniture. Nothing really matched when I was growing up. Furniture was not her thing...

Life Under the Sun Eccl. 1-3

How do we find meaning in life? That is a question people around the world ask themselves. Even Israel’s King Solomon, the wisest, richest man who ever lived, asked it...

No Satisfaction Eccl. 4-6

In the 1960s, the English rock group The Rolling Stones shot to stardom with a song titled “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” This thought easily could...

Why??? Eccl. 7-9

In 1969 singer Peggy Lee had a hit song titled “Is That All There Is?” The woman in the song reflects back over her life, which is filled with disappointments...

When the Grinders Cease Eccl. 10-12

Have you ever met someone who claims to be an existentialist? I have, and it was an encounter I’ll never forget...


More In This Issue

Inside View Sep/Oct 2020

The Bible teaches that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Prov. 1:7). It also warns us not to be wise in our own eyes but to fear God (3:7)...

Abuse of Power

The moment I saw Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on the neck of George Floyd as Floyd lay facedown, cuffed, and breathless, I knew...

Report Tells Israel, ‘Beware of China’

A Chinese company, Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings, recently lost a bid to build a $1.5 billion water desalination plant...

Christian Persecution Sep/Oct 2020

Not only is Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari behind what several international observers are calling a...

Q: How does God see time? 2 Peter 3:1–9

The apostle Peter faced corrupt, willfully ignorant teachers who argued that since the world’s creation, God had never intervened...

How Do You Know God Loves You?

How do you know if someone really loves you? Some people may say they love you, but if they don’t show it, you may doubt...

The Sanctuary’s Sweet Cover-up

Many people today use diffusers to disperse essential oils into the air to promote physical health and freshen a room...

Steadfast in Service

Timothy was a young leader in the Ephesian church when the apostle Paul wrote the epistle of 2 Timothy to encourage his “son” in the faith...

Building on Jesus

In October 2018, a massive Category 5 hurricane side-swiped the Hawaiian Islands. Named Walaka, it was one of the most intense hurricanes ever recorded in...

Jewish World Update Sep/Oct 2020

If a large percentage of Jewish people in America are liberal and don’t support President Donald Trump, why is Trump...

Apples of Gold Sep/Oct 2020

We have been living in our neighborhood for many years and have developed good relationships with our neighbors. Some of them know I believe in Jesus...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 11/28/22

Israel’s Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu met for several hours with Bezalel Smotrich’s far-right Religious Zionist Party on Sunday (27th), with his Likud Party reporting...

News Digest — 11/23/22

Jerusalem was hit by two explosions on Wednesday morning (23rd) at two bus stops, one at the western entrance of the city and one at a junction in northern Jerusalem, leaving a teenager...

News Digest — 11/22/22

Religious Zionism Party Chairman Bezalel Smotrich has agreed to become Israel’s next finance minister, according to unconfirmed reports, walking back his demand for...

Happy Thanksgiving!

In a break from my usual writing about events and people in Israel, I want to take a moment to thank God for the privilege of...

News Digest — 11/21/22

Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen near the West Bank city of Jenin on Monday morning (21st), as they went to arrest a wanted man accused of planning...

News Digest — 11/18/22

Palestinian man carrying a knife was arrested on Friday (18th) in the West Bank, outside the Israeli town of Kiryat Arba, Israeli authorities said.  No one was...

News Digest — 11/17/22

A plaza in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood has been named after Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who saved...

Stabbing Attack in Samaria Kills Three Israelis

On Tuesday morning, a terrorist killed three people and wounded four others in a stabbing attack...

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