Ecclesiastes is one of the most difficult books in the Bible to read and to understand. Its subject is the meaning of life. It investigates the validity of the common quest to find meaning in life “under the sun” or, as we would say, “in this life.” The answer is that each path pursued (wisdom, wealth, pleasure, power, legacy) has several potential drawbacks:
* It proves an unworthy pursuit.
* It is unachievable (i.e., no matter how much of it you get, there is always more to get).
* In the end you die anyway, so what is the point? Continue reading