Presents the experience of King Solomon, who experimented with every conceivable kind of pleasure, and concluded that life is pointless and predictable, unless people seek and find the Lord God, and know His power and guidance in their lives.
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Solomon’s great experiment
NEARLY THREE THOUSAND years ago a remarkable preaching king penned some of the most disturbing and soul-searching sentences in the Bible. They occur right at the beginning of the book of Ecclesiastes. (The word Ecclesiastes means ‘the preacher’.) Practically everyone reading these pages will have heard them at some time. He wrote – ‘The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.’
What are we to make of these words? The most important issue before every one of us is to understand life’s purpose and destiny. These words, and the passage following, help us. We should not ignore them, like those who rush through their entire lives without a single serious thought about its meaning.