Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Depressing Book

We may wonder why the book of Ecclesiastes is included in the Cannon of Scriptures since it is so depressing. But the overall purpose of the book is to remind us of the vanity and emptiness of serving things rather than God. When the author laments that being wise, strong, and rich is useless and all of life is a matter of chance, he is speaking from an unbelieving heart. (Ecc 10:11-12). Without God his words are true, but with God there is purpose and an eternal glorious outcome designed and controlled by God