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Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 : 1-10
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  • 1 A good name is better than fine perfume; and the day of death better than the day of one's birth.
  • 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.
  • 3 Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.
  • 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
  • 5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
  • 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.
  • 7 Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.
  • 8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
  • 9 Don't be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
  • 10 Don't say, "Why were the former days better than these?" For you do not ask wisely about this.
The book of Ecclesiastes has 12 chapters.
Ecclesiastes chapter 7 has 29 verses.
The book of Ecclesiastes has 12 chapters.
Ecclesiastes chapter 7 has 29 verses.




What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obiendience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.