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  2. Enduring Word Bible Commentary Ecclesiastes Chapter 1
  3. Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23
  4. Ecclesiastes

Therefore, we can safely identify Solomon as the qoheleth of the opening verse. With Solomon as the author of the book, we know it had to have been written sometime before his death in BC.

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The content of Ecclesiastes reflects someone looking back on a life that was long on experience but short on lasting rewards. As king, he had the opportunity and resources to pursue the rewards of wisdom, pleasure, and work in and of themselves. Ecclesiastes presents us a naturalistic vision of life—one that sees life through distinctively human eyes—but ultimately recognizes the rule and reign of God in the world. This more humanistic quality has made the book especially popular among younger audiences today, men and women who have seen more than their fair share of pain and instability in life but who still cling to their hope in God.

Ecclesiastes, like much of life, represents a journey from one point to another. Nothing made sense to him because he had already tried any number of remedies—pleasure, work, and intellect—to alleviate his sense of feeling lost in the world. Even when injustice and uncertainty threaten to overwhelm us, we can trust Him and follow after Him — We all desire meaning in life. Often that search takes us along winding, up-and-down paths filled with bursts of satisfaction that shine bright for a time but eventually fade.

The Dirge of the Dead Hand. Concern for Posterity. The Complaint of the Successful. All Good is from God. The Condition of Pure Enjoyment. The Simple Joys of Godly Industry. Joy in Religion. Piety and Impiety; Recompense and Penalty. True Goodness. The Clock of Destiny. The Fall of the Leaf. The Manifold Interests and Occupations of Life. The Realities of Life. Times and Seasons in the Church.

Opportunity; Opportuneness; Ordination. A Time to Plant'. How to Make the Most of Life. The Periodicities of the Religious World. A Christian View of Recreation. Spiritual Times and Seasons. Decision and Perseverance Needed by the Christian. Hardman, LL. The Christian View of War.

Autumn Musings. Desiderium Ceternitatis. The Mystery and the Meaning of Life. All Thirsts Beautiful in Their Season. Eternity in Man's Heart. Eternity in the Heart. Everything Beautiful. Noble Discontent. Religion and the Beautiful. The Author of Beauty. The Beauty of Change and Glory of Permanence. The Beauty of the World. The Child of Eternity. The Divine Worker and the Human Student. The Hope of Immortality. The Mission of Beauty. Burchard, D. The World in the Soul. This Unintelligible World. Doing Good and Rejoicing. Life Enjoyed and Improved. Another Condition of Pure Happiness.

The Conclusion of Folly or the Faith of the Wise? The Purposes of Providence. Divine Constancy and Human Piety. God Requireth that Which is Past. Life an Organic Unity. Overhauling the Past. Past Years Returning.

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Review of Life. Stability Amidst Change. Greenwood, D. The Impotency of Time. The Indelibility of the Past. The Permanence of the Past. Man's Unrighteousness Contrasted with God's Righteousness. The Reasonableness and Equity of a Future Judgment. Before and After Christ. The Common Destiny of Death. The Darkness of the Grave. The Earthly Portion. Worldliness: the Epicurean Gospel. Stevenson, LL. No Comforter. The Nature and Wickedness of Oppression. The Oppressed and the Oppressor. Woman's Work and Overwork.

Oppression of Man by His Fellows. Pessimism and Christian Life. Praising the Dead More than the Living. Ambition and Indolence. Practical Wisdom in the Conduct of Life. An Old Portrait of Modern Men. Quality Better than Quantity. The Handful with Quietness. Friendship a Gain in Life. The Pain of Loneliness. Mutual Service. The Advantages of Fellowship. The Necessity and Benefits of Religious Society.

Enduring Word Bible Commentary Ecclesiastes Chapter 1

Two Better than One. A Threefold Cord. The Threefold Cord. Folly a Worse Evil than Poverty. Circumstance and Character. Mortifications of Royalty. The Old King and the Youth. Lessons for Worship and for Work. The Temple and the Worshippers. Vanity in Religion: 1. Acceptable Service. Behaviour in Church. Reverence and Fidelity. The Prayer and the Dream. Reverence, Reticence, and Brevity in Devotion. Vanity in Religion: 2. Rash Prayers. Of Remembering and Keeping Our Vows. The Law of the Vow.


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Vowing and Paying. Vanity in Religion: 3. Broken Vows. A Misgoverned State. The Oppressor's Accountability. Comfort in Confusion. A Well-Ordered State. The Earth and Man. Silver and Satisfaction. The Unsatisfactoriness of Material Wealth. The Vanity of Riches. The Unsatisfying Nature of Riches. The Drawbacks Upon Wealth.

Naked or Clothed? The Difference At Death. The Unsatisfactoriness and Transitoriness of Earthly Good. Life Without Enjoyment Valueless. The Insufficiency of Circumstance. Sorrows of Old Age Without Religion. The Sorrows of Old Age. The Gloom of Disappointment. Satisfaction Better than Desire. The Insatiability of Desire. Contending Against Power. Heroism; Infatuation; Wisdom. Inexorable Destiny. Solomon's Dark Ideas of Life. What is Man's Good? Object of Human Life. The Known and the Unknown. The Secret of a Happy Life.

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  • A Well-Grounded Good Name. Comparative Estimate of Life and Death. Of the Birthday and the Dying-Day. The Charm of Goodness. The Day of the Christian's Death. The Fragrance of Moral Worth. A Divine Paradox. On the Benefits to be Derived from the House of Mourning. On the Dangers of Pleasure. The House of Mourning. Compensations of Misery. The Evil, the Unprofitable, and the Blessed Flying. Sorrow Better than Laughter. Alexander, D. The Service of Sorrow. The Advantages of Visiting the Mansions of Distress.

    The Mischief of Oppression and Bribery. Patience Under Provocation. Finis Coronat Opus. Patience and Pride. The End Better than the Beginning. The New Year. The Power of Patience. The Folly of Pride, Hastiness, and Anger. Discontent with the Present Unreasonable. Foolish Comparison and Complaint. Former Things not Better. Carmichael, D. Laudator Temporis Acti.

    Mistaken Signs. Vain Thoughts Concerning the Past. Wisdom and Riches.

    Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23

    Christianity the Guardian of Human Life. Religious Education. Patterson, M. Resignation to Providence. The Crook in the Lot. The Crooked in Life. The Irremediable. The Power of God, and the Duty of Man. The Perplexities of Life. Compensations for a Poor Harvest. Prosperity and Adversity. Sunshine and Shadow.

    Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 - The Vanity of Life

    Righteousness and Wickedness. The Lower and the Higher Standard. Be not Righteous Overmuch. Righteous Overmuch. Strained Piety. Bishop Stillingfleet. The Righteous Overmuch. Wisdom a Protection. Man's Inability to Keep the Law Perfectly. Perfection is not on Earth. Listeners Hear no Good of Themselves.

    Degradation and Elevation. Bad Women a Curse to Society. Solomon's Estimate of Woman. The State of Innocence. Gospel of the Shining Face. Sweetness and Light. The Human Face. The Tokens of Wisdom. Obedience to the Civil Government. Allegiance of Subjects. The Ruler and the Subject. The King's Word. The Word of a King. A Watchnight Meditation. The Wise Man's Improvement of Time. The Doom of Tyrants. Christian Life-Service. Death - Our Power and Our Powerlessness. Death an Unpreventable Exit of the Spirit. The Battle of Life. The Uncertainty of Life.

    WilIiamson, M. The Contemplation of Human Life. Sin in Power. Unequal Lots. The Funeral of the Wicked. Charles Haddon Spurgeon. A Hasty and Foolish Inference. Abused Goodness. Misused Respite. Sin and its Sentence. The Abuse of Divine Forbearance. The Impunity of Bad Men in the World. The Longsuffering of God. Tillotson, D. The Longsuffering of God with Individuals. Retribution Certain. The Perversion of God's Patience.

    The Christian's Welfare Certified. MacArthur, D. Well with These Who Fear God. The Certainty of Retribution. Apparent Discrepancy Between Character and Circumstances. One Way Out of Perplexity. The Benefits of Wholesome Recreation. Man's Busy Life. Vanity of Philosophizing. The Impenetrable, Inscrutable Mystery. In the Hand of God. The Antidote to Despondency. The Impartiality of Providence. The Sufferings of Good Men. Scriptural Statement of the Doctrines of Human Corruption.

    The Unconverted World. Robertson, M. Life is Everything. Lion or Dog. Reality Versus Show. Sinners, Living and Dead. A Funeral Sermon. Plain Sermons by Contributors to the "Tracts for the Times. White Robes. The Joy of Human Life. Enjoyment of the Present. A Home Mission Sermon. An Earnest Life. Diligence in Our Spiritual Concerns. Entire Devotion to Duty. Impulse, Will, and Habit. Life the Season for Action.

    James Henderson, D. Of Industry in General. The Day of Opportunity. The Duty of Diligence and Earnestness in Religion. The Gospel of Hard Work.

    Ecclesiastes

    The Improvement of Present Time. The Labour of Life. The Lapse of Time. The Lesson of Diligence. The True Idea of Life. With Your Might. This should be intended in every sermon, and that is a good sermon by which these points are in any measure gained. Let him therefore that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall; and let him that has fallen make haste to get up again, and not despair either of assistance or acceptance therein. That it is a practical profitable sermon. The fundamental error of the children of men, and that which is at the bottom of all their departures from God, is the same with that of our first parents, hoping to be as gods by entertaining themselves with that which seems good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and desirable to make one wise.

    Now the scope of this book is to show that this is a great mistake, that our happiness consists not in being as gods to ourselves, to have what we will and do what we will, but in having him that made us to be a God to us. Various opinions they had about it; but Solomon, in this book, determines the question, and assures us that to fear God and to keep his commandments is the whole of man. He tried what satisfaction might be found in the wealth of the world and the pleasures of sense, and at last pronounced all vanity and vexation; yet multitudes will not take his word, but will make the same dangerous experiment, and it proves fatal to them.

    He, 1. Shows the vanity of those things in which men commonly look for happiness, as human learning and policy, sensual delight, honour and power, riches and great possessions. And then, 2. He prescribes remedies against the vexation of spirit that attends them.