Ecclesiastes 1:1-3, 13-14 -- The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?

Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 9 Commentary of the Bible

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The Gift Of God's Approval  ( Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 )  Daily Devotion

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do. (Ecclesiastes 9:7)

The Only Way to Go  ( Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:15 )  Sunday Message

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We have all seen the wall plaque which says, in a strong German accent,

"We grow too soon oldt, und too late schmart."

Many people agree with the conclusion that in life age increases faster than wisdom does. By the time you learn what you need to know it is already too late to use it!

Who Wins The Race?  ( Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 )  Daily Devotion

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

The Wisdom That Frees  ( Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 )  Daily Devotion

There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siegeworks against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembers the poor man. (Ecclesiastes 9:14-15)