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.