Feb 22: Ecclesiastes
The book of Ecclesiastes was most likely written by King Solomon. The writer spends most of the book talking about how everything is vanity, meaningless. Life without God has no meaning. King Solomon had everything that a person could want. He asked God for wisdom and God made him the wisest person and he also gave him riches, a long life, victory in battle, and fame! What else could a person want to be happy? King Solomon says at the end of Ecclesiastes: ” here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of a man”. (Ecc. 12:13)
What kinds of things do people think will make them happy?
Look at the stories of rich and famous people…. does their wealth and fame lead to true happiness?
Is the goal of life to be happy?
What does the book of Ecclesiastes teach us will bring meaning in life?
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