Life Under the Sun

Ecclesiastes 1-12

I. Life is Meaningless.

Philosophy has no answers. (1:16-18)

Laughter only hides a sad heart. (2:1-2)

Work never ends. (2:4-11)

II. Life is not horrible.

Labor can be satisfying sometimes. (3:11-13)

Money helps us not think about our toil. (5:19-20)

Find a good wife to share your misery (9:9-10)

III. Only God has answers.

The good and the bad both come from God. (7:13-14)

God knows what we don’t (11:4-5)

Our duty is to fear God (12:13-14)

Solomon’s is a durable faith that survives the disappointments and boredom of life.