I thought to myself, "If the destiny that waits for the fool waits for me as well,
then what is the advantage in being wise?" So I thought that even this is pointless.
Neither the wise person nor the fool will be remembered for long, since both
will be forgotten in the days to come. Both the wise person and the fool will die.
So I came to hate life because everything done under the sun seemed wrong to me.
Everything was pointless. It was like trying to catch the wind.
I came to hate everything for which I had worked so hard under the sun, because I will
have to leave it to the person who replaces me.
Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? He will still have control over
everything under the sun for which I worked so hard and used my wisdom. Even this is
Here is someone who had worked hard with wisdom, knowledge, and skill. Yet, he must
turn over his estate to someone else, who didn't work for it. Even this is pointless and a
What do people get from all of their hard work and struggles under the sun?
Their entire life is filled with pain, and their work is unbearable. Even at night their
minds don't rest. Even this is pointless.
Who can eat or enjoy themselves without God?
Ecc 3:13 It is a gift from God to be able to eat and drink and experience the good that
comes from every kind of hard work.
Ecc 3:14 I realize that whatever God does will last forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken away from it. God does this so that people will fear him.
Ecc 3:15 Whatever has happened in the past is present now. Whatever is going to happen in the future has already happened in the past. God will call the past to account.
Ecc 3:16 I saw something else under the sun: There is wickedness where justice should be found. There is wickedness where righteousness should be found.
Ecc 3:17 I thought to myself, "God will judge righteous people as well as wicked people, because there is a specific time for every activity and every work that is done."
Ecc 3:18 I thought to myself, "God is going to test humans in order to show them that they are like animals."
Ecc 3:19 Humans and animals have the same destiny. One dies just like the other. All of them have the same breath of life. Humans have no advantage over animals. All of life is pointless.
All life goes to the same place. All life comes from the ground, and all of it goes back
to the ground.
Who knows whether a human spirit goes upward or whether an animal spirit goes
downward to the earth?
I saw that there's nothing better for people to do than to enjoy their work because that is
their lot in life. Who will allow them to see what will happen after them?
If not it is so simple.
Just ask him to come into your heart and he will.
Just tell him you are sorry for your sins.
believe in your heart that he will do what the word says.
He will forgive you, fill your heart with his love.
Do You Know Jesus as Your Savior
Act 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.