Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:24-3:8

We finished the last post with the following consideration. Imagine that you were a man who interprets life completely apart from an awareness of God. You go about your life as if God didn’t exist. You’re living for the here-and-now without any consideration or knowledge of God. And under those circumstances, you’ve been taught what to value…

Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:23

Before we start the commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:23, let’s review a little. Who Wrote Ecclesiastes We’ve learned already that the author of Ecclesiastes gives himself the title Qoheleth in the Hebrew, which means someone who gathers people together to instruct them. And that’s why we have it as “Preacher” in the King James Version. The Greek word “Ecclesiastes”…

The Message of Ecclesiastes

What is the message of the book of Ecclesiastes? What is the book about in a nutshell? Everything is Meaningless Let’s look at what the text says. How’s this for a cheery optimistic start in Ecclesiastes 1:2? Vanity of vanities! Vanity of vanities. All is vanity. Wait, vanity? Yes. Breath. Meaningless. Insubstantial. Futile. Frustrating. Unending. Dull. Monotonous. Maddening.…