Ecclesiastes: Life Under the Son

1. The book of Ecclesiastes is an optimistic book for those who fear God. Ecclesiastes 2:24-26, 3:12-13, 22, 8:15, 9:7-9, 11:8-9

 2. The book of Ecclesiastes is a book of Godly realism about life in a world of sin.

3. The book of Ecclesiastes teaches that all we do in this world for this world is vanity. Ecclesiastes 1:2

4. The vanity of life under the sun in frustration, monotony, confusion, and cynicism. Ecclesiastes 1:15, 9:3, 1:4-9, 16-18, 8:17

5. The vanity of life under the sun is a result of sin.  Ecclesiastes 5:16, 3:20; Romans 8:22; Ecclesiastes 4:2-3, 12:14

6. Our response to life under the sun is to live life under the Son by enjoying what we can enjoy in this life and laboring for that which is lasting. Ecclesiastes 1:3, 2:11, 18, 22; Exodus 20:9; Matthew 6:25-34; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Ecclesiastes 2:24, 3:13, 5:18-19, 8:15, 9:7-9

7. The answer to the vain life under the sun is to fear God and keep His commandments. Ecclesiastes 12:13


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