Perhaps no book in the Bible is more subject to misuse than
Ecclesiastes. It chronicles Solomon's search for meaning in
life - and along the way he praises many things. But the
search ends with, "Fear God."
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||Vanity - the opening statement of Solomon's search for
||The Perils of Pleasure - eat, drink and
||Turn, Turn, Turn - a time for every
purpose under heaven.
||Three Cords - the depth of Solomon's
||No Delight In Fools - Solomon first
introduces the fear of God in his search for meaning - a
limited introduction. He compares oppression and riches, and
ends with the "right solution."
||Bummer, Dude - a parrot gives us a clue
to life; Solomon reveals the fear of God.
||Better Life, Balanced Life - money, time
and attitude; the limits of wisdom.
||Temple and State - Solomon's view of how
to conduct yourself in a political life.
||The Value of Wisdom - Solomon's
view of life, before the coming of Christ changed
Ecclesiastes 10:1 - 11:8
||Old Man's Wisdom - Solomon dispenses
wisdom on a number of topics, some of which seem relevant to
Ecclesiastes 11:9 -
||Remember Your Creator - Solomon's
final advice, as an old man, warning and encouraging the