earth and life is a never ending cycle. There seems to be futility of the works.
There is nothing new under the sun.
was the wisest of all men.
examined the result of pleasure and possessions of which he had greater
than all. There was no profit to it under the sun.
is no difference between the wise and the foolish. The same things happen
to both and both will end their life the same way.
that you have labored will be left to another who has not labored for it.
gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to the man who is good in His sight and
the work to the sinner to gather and collect for the good man.
happens in its own season. There is a time for every purpose under the
sons of men are to rejoice, do good, and to labor and enjoy the fruits of
is no advantage of man over animals. Each will die and return to the dust
from which he came.
who have never existed suffer no oppression unlike those who are alive or
have lived and died.
who have no one to share their rewards deprive themselves of enjoyment by
their continuous labor.
friend can strengthen you and lift you up.
popularity or acceptance of someone depends on the pickiness of the
- We should not vow hastily before God or man and must
keep our vows. It is better to not vow than to vow and not pay.
- There is no satisfaction in abundance. Those who have will want
more and will have to share it with more people.
- Your child comes into the world with nothing and he will leave
this world with nothing.
- We are to enjoy the labors of our hands and any riches that God
has given us.
who may have abundance may not be satisfied with it or may not live to enjoy
should be satisfied with what life affords than to always desire something
man knows his fate. God is in control of all things. We cannot change
good reputation is more valuable than anything else. You have a chance to
have built a good name by your death and will be remembered for that.
is best to have with in inheritance. Wisdom will bring knowledge, peace,
joy, and life.
righteous may not live any longer or happier lives than the wicked.
should not be overly righteous because it will not guarantee more
happiness nor should we do wrong that it brings a premature death. In
everything we should fear God which will deliver us from all things.
be trapped by an evil woman is worse than death.
should obey those who rule over us. We wonít have to experience any harm
or punishment then.
judgment is not immediate on earth so sinners will set their heart to do
controls all good works. We are unable on our own to recognize what is
good or bad.
living has possibility for more rewards and to do good before the Lord.
quiet words of a wise person should be listened to over the pompous words
of a fool.
- A little folly or one sin can ruin a lifetime of honor.
- A foolish servant promoted to authority over a wise prince.
- We should be careful what we speak lest it get out to someone.
- Even though we donít know what will happen in life we
must continue to work and move forward. Otherwise, nothing would be
- We should follow God early in our life to avoid all the sorrows
and evil we will face which will bring judgment from the Lord.
- We should fear God and reverence Him from our youth. We
are to enjoy life but not without God for He will judge our heart and
actions. One day we will be too old to enjoy life. If we havenít
reverenced God all along and only pursued the physical and material then
our life will have been in vain.