(a) Read the Bible Dictionary for “Ecclesiastes,” (pg. 659), and complete the following statements:
- The book of Ecclesiastes consists of reflections on some of the deepest problems of life.
- The author describes himself as son of David, king in Jerusalem.
- Ecclesiastes is written from the point of view of the world.
- Ecclesiastes should not be construed as theological pronouncements on the conditions of the soul after death.
He tried to find happiness by manual labor, trying to see, trying to hear, pleasures of the world and planting orchards.
Timing in life is everything! There is a time and place for everything. I think a lot of people are spending too much time on things they think are “important” or what will make us happy. The Lord has already planned for us what needs to happen, and we need to put our trust in him.
-It is better to have wisdom in the Lord than have the riches of the world. I can focus on coming close to the Lord and doing His will before worrying about riches.
-Keeping your promises. Never promise something you can’t follow through with.
- What happens to us when we die?
We go to the Spirit World. Prison or Paradise.
- What is “the whole duty of man”?
To fear God and keep His commandments.
- Why is this a good description of man’s purpose?
It is because our purpose is to become like him and fear His disappointment in us. Doing this can be motivating for doing good.