The beginning of our Ecclesiastes passage reminded me a lot of Proverbs!
This one stood out to me....
7:9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.
I've always had a bit of a temper. Anger itself is not necessarily wrong - it depends on what we're angry about and how we handle that anger. Righteous anger is a good thing (Jesus driving out the money changers and clearing out the temple). But all too often, we err on the unrighteous side of anger. We get upset for the wrong reasons, or act improperly after getting angry for the right reasons. Sin should anger us because we are passionate for the glory and holiness of God. We cannot allow that anger to turn into bitterness or vengeance. We also need to be careful not to cloak our unrighteous anger in righteousness in an attempt to justify it.
What stood out to me in Revelation is this....
The devil is real. We would be foolish to dismiss this and to underestimate his power.
However, we also should not overestimate his power either. He is limited by God's power and can only do what God allows him to do. Satan is not in control, God is.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Ecclesiastes 10-12; Revelation 13