The Way of Godly Wisdom
12:13–14 The Book of Ecclesiastes shows that apart from God, everything is ultimately “vanity” (Eccl. 1:2):
1. SOLOMON'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCE (1:1-2:26)
2. SOLOMON'S GENERAL OBSERVATIONS (3:1-5:20)
3. SOLOMON'S PRACTICAL COUNSEL (6:1-8:17)
4. SOLOMON'S FINAL CONCLUSION (9:1-12:14)
Ecclesiastes shows that certain paths in life lead to emptiness. This profound book also helps us discover true purpose in life. Such wisdom can spare us from the emptiness that results from a life without God. Solomon teaches that people will not find meaning in life through knowledge, money, pleasure, work, or popularity. True satisfaction comes form knowing that what we are doing is part of God's purpose for our life. This is a book that can help free us from our scramble for power, approval, and money, and draw us closer to God.