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Hebel

Sep 02, 2020

Have you ever chased after a floating bubble, only to have it disappear on you? Have you opened up your mouth to catch a falling snowflake, only to wonder if you ever really caught it because it just didn’t seem to last? Or, have you ever on a chilly evening got a glimpse of your “breath” in a glint of light only to see it quickly fade away? Then you have experienced hebel {heh’vel}.

Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, I look at the interesting Hebrew word hebel, used 38 different times in the wisdom literature of the book of Ecclesiastes. And I encourage us to consider the wisdom of Solomon who came to the final conclusion that life is hebel when it is lived without God.

Scripture references from today’s episode:

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

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