Sept 3 – My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible?

9-3-09: Too many dreams of tomorrow’s greatness and too many words to describe them are meaningless to God. They only tear you away from Him. Ecc 5:7

Those seeking money and fame will never have enough of either. Be content in God. Ecc 5:10

Naked you’re born; naked you’ll die. Tell me then, what good was making work/ministry your #1 priority if you can’t take it with you? Ecc 5:15-17

Here’s a note to living people: You’re going to die someday. Stop looking back in life at the ‘good old days’ and start living it. Ecc 7:2-10

Listen up: Having an answer for everything in every situation destroys your relationship with God! Ecc 7:16

“There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.” Ecc 7:20

When people talk trash about you remember that you know you’ve talked trash about someone as well. Ecc 7:21-22

Can you take your praise with you when you die? Then why did you seek it out and try to accumulate it? Ecc 8:10

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).