Book of Ecclesiastes

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Book of Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes is a very interesting and remarkable book. It is noted that some atheists and agnostics who have said that Ecclesiastes is their favorite book in the Bible. I think this is because it shows such a “worldly” side of Solomon. Solomon commonly is considered to be the wisest man ever. Believers know that Jesus was infinitely wiser; but the world as a whole may give that title to Solomon. It is believed, though that (besides Jesus) Solomon was the wisest man with worldly knowledge. He was tremendously productive, exceedingly wealthy and prosperous, and extremely “world smart” (Ecclesiastes 1:4-­‐9).

He is also a very good example of how “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Not only was Solomon someone who loved God, but he also obeyed God’s statues and acknowledged God’s greatness and faithfulness. The Lord even appeared to Solomon twice. However, Solomon intermarried with foreign women, against god’s command; and these wives led him astray to follow other gods, angering the One, True God.

Ecclesiastes shows how vain, meaningless and empty the ways of the world become…...

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