Wisdom and Meaning for the 21st Century – Ecclesiastes


This weeks commentary on Ecclesiastes in Christian Today: 

How the weird book of Ecclesiastes can gives us meaning in the 21st century

Last week we saw that the book of Ecclesiastes is the ‘Gospel’ book for today’s modern world. People are lonely, tired, weary and worn, and the universe itself seems to offer no meaning. Are we just left to construct our own?

This week we see how King Solomon began his search to find meaning. To be honest it didn’t go very well. He was the king. He had all the resources necessary and so he goes for education. He applied his mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens.

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Stocksnap.ioEcclesiastes 1.18: ‘For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.’

Education is a great thing. But in our Western cultures we have largely forgotten what education…

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