Here we are, the final chapter in Ecclesiastes. Maybe this chapter will finally tell us that life is meaningful after all? Yeah, I know, doubtful.
“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth…” – Ecclesiastes 12:1
No thanks. This creator has made a meaningless life according to the Bible, so why would I remember something meaningless?
“Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people.” – Ecclesiastes 12:9
Wise? No. The teacher just blabbed on for twelve chapters about how meaningless life is. That’s not wise. That’s just nonsense.
“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
All has been heard? Really? A book about the meaningless nature of life ends with a statement to fear God, listen to God, follow all of God’s commands, and be ready to be judged. WTF?
So this basically boiled down to twelve chapters of someone babbling on about how life is worthless and ending by saying these are wise words. Christians, is this really the book you worship?
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 10: The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon