There is so much truth in the book of Ecclesiastes. If we could remember just how brief this life is and try to pay more attention to the eternal consequences of our actions we would be so much better off. But of course, we don’t. Instead, we tend to live for the moment and when it’s all so unsatisfying we wonder why. Then when we read something like Ecclesiastes we can become discouraged and be tempted to conclude “what’s the point?” just as Solomon did.
That’s when it’s good to remember a few of the specific verses in the book that give us hope.
“I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor – it is a gift of God. I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.” – Eccl 3:12-14
God is in complete control! He will see it through until the end, and best of all? If we persevere we will receive the blessing.
Eccl 7:8 clearly reminds us, “The end is better than the beginning!”