Finding Meaning in our life – The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes

Life is meaningless apart from being properly related to God.

The Teacher calls us to fear and to obey the LORD.

The Human Condition

Everything that God does will endure; nothing can be added to it and nothing can be taken from it, as a result, all human endeavor in this world is vanity without meaning.

Over time and eternity all human endeavor, including: human wisdom, the pleasures of life, the products of human labor, status/advancement/promotion, and riches are simply fleeting vanities without meaning.

In the end, each life is short, and death is the great equalizer sweeping us and all of our vanities away.

And then, God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Recommendations

We are stewards of God on this Earth, so whatever your lot in life, enjoy your spouse, your family and your work.

It will go better in this life for those who fear God and who are reverent before Him.

Having and exercising wisdom will preserve your short life and make it better.

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Thoughts

The Slaves-of-God must guard their hearts, seek the LORD, and not seek after the vanities of earthly life.  What part does a slave have in riches, power, position, pleasures, politics, and academia?