Ecclesiastes 2: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die – the futility of work.

This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today 

Some people really enjoy their work. That Monday morning feeling, for them, is springing out of bed and bounding to work with joy and zeal. Others however find work just a drudge – something they have to do to pay the bills. It’s Monday but Friday’s coming.

PixabaySometimes we enjoy going to work, at other times not.

After having dealt with sex, pleasure, food, entertainment and, as we saw last week, wisdom, Solomon now turns to this question of work (Ecclesiastes 2: 17-26). And it’s clear that he’s on the side of the ‘It’s Monday but Friday’s coming’ people. ‘So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me, all of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.’

I Hated Life

He hates toil, the daily grind – one’s daily responsibilities. We do…

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