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

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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...


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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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

Iran Gives Hezbollah Approval to Attack Israel

Iran has authorized Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah to launch a large-scale attack on Israel...

News Digest — 2/28/24

About an hour after the IDF announced Tuesday evening (27th) that it had attacked sites in Lebanon, additional artillery attacks...

Israel at War: Week 20

"All politics is local." In Israel, two political moves illustrate this point. First, President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken appear to...

News Digest — 2/27/24

Hezbollah on Monday (26th) fired dozens of rockets toward the Golan in a significant departure from...

News Digest — 2/26/24

The IDF presented to the War Cabinet its plan to both evacuate Palestinian civilians from Rafah and to militarily destroy...

News Digest — 2/23/24

A Jewish Member of Parliament stated in an emotional address in the British Parliament Thursday (22nd) that he feels safer in...

News Digest — 2/22/24

Israel’s long-range Arrow air defense system shot down a ballistic missile over the Red Sea early Thursday morning (22nd), apparently fired by...

Is Hamas’s Time Running Out?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Tuesday that Israel would not agree to a ceasefire with Hamas...

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