Ecclesiastes authorship and dating

Follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes, but know that God will judge your motives and actions. With Proverbs Pro 1:7 Fearing the LORD is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. He laments, “For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure? The problem is that life in light of Ecclesiastes is futile, brief and meaningless.

Ecc So do not be excessively righteous or excessively wise;otherwise you might be disappointed. At times we may tend to think that we might be able to overcome the meaningless of Solomon’s life.

Ecc -16 Next, I decided to consider wisdom, as well as foolish behavior and ideas. We are, of course, more technologically advanced and have had the benefit of new and improved ideas.

For what more can the king’s successor do than what the king has already done? Work Ecc 1:3 What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth?

At times it seems confusing, at times self contradictory, at other times completely hedonistic.

You know who taught you and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

God has revealed himself in a manner which is understandable. Conclusion (12:8-14) While other beneficial outlines are offered the outline above displays well the manner in which the book seems to have been written. The wisdom that Solomon offers is most useful for the young.

While we establish that the task in front of us is possible, it does not follow that it is easy. While Solomon was working toward a conclusive point, he did so in a cyclical manner. It appears that Solomon desired to teach young people these truths so that they could avoid the errors he made throughout his life. Thirty-six times it is used in Ecclesiastes, where it occurs at least once in each of the twelve chapters except chapter ten.

Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, Ecclesiastes is inspired scripture.

As we continue in this study today, there is one fact that is not up for debate.

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