Let’s read Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. I’m so sad about Solomon’s rebellion.
Like we did with Job’s friends, we’re going to have to search for the helpful advice among all of Solomon’s despair here – it is there if we look! How about this, almost sounding like a proverb again:
“Watch your step when you enter God’s house.
Enter to learn. That’s far better than mindlessly offering a sacrifice,
Doing more harm than good….
God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better” (Ecc. 5:1, 2 MSG)
With all his accomplishments, it’s so sad that Solomon feels his life has come to nothing. However, without the Lord at the center, what could he expect? We need to make the Lord the center of our lives if we are to truly find value.