Eccl 3: The psalmist asked, “why are you downhearted?” [Ps 42:5] The “Preacher” answers that question by saying grace and peace are not in increased possessions or wealth. If you want grace and peace, believe God, take Him at His Word and trust Him in the plan He has designed for you. True wisdom is seeing life from an eternal perspective beginning with acknowledging God. [Prov 3:5-6]
In Chapter 3, the Preacher revealed God’s eternal purpose by using the illustration of “time.” It gave the reader a beautiful picture of God’s sovereign order. In chapters 4-6, he says something has gone awry and shows us how sin has brought about chaos. The evidence is the tears of the oppressed that have no comforter. But, in God’s eternal plan, He sent His Son to be our comforter!
A simple piece of advice: two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. Who can you praise for their help? Another piece of advice: rivalry does not produce lasting friendship. Instead, it creates enemies.
The words of Jesus come back to us. Want to know God’s eternal purpose for your life? Hunger and Thirst for His Word, and you will be satisfied.[Matt 5]