The Teacher tried to build something that would last forever … and failed. The record of that failure gives us a unique insight into two essential questions: What is wrong with the world? Where can we find satisfaction in this world?
We begin a study of the book of Ecclesiastes, part of what is called the ‘Wisdom Literature’ of the Bible – books that teach us how to be wise. The Teacher wrestles with the truth that our life here on earth is only a breathe and wonders, does that mean that everything is meaningless?