- Ecclesiastes 10:3-12:14
- Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 – One’s wisdom does not always benefit him.
- Ecclesiastes 10:8-11 – One does not always see the benefit of his hard work.
- Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 – Having a lot to say does not mean one is wise.
- Ecclesiastes 10:15 – A fool has trouble doing simple things and what he does accomplish is much more difficult.
- Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 – The importance of kings and the influence of their leadership: a king should be a good steward and not lazy. Be careful what you say, even in private. Words have a way of getting out.
- Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 – Work and maybe you will see a return.
- Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 – There is always an excuse not to work. If you focus too much on the risks, you will never do anything. See Proverbs 22:13.
- Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 – Work because you don’t know what will prosper.
- Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 – Enjoy the days of your youth!
- Ecclesiastes 12:1 – Compare Genesis 8:1; Exodus 20:8; Jeremiah 15:15; 31:34. “Remember” is not just about mental recall. It’s about picking a direction of action.
- Ecclesiastes 12:2-5 – Solomon may be figuratively talking about the ailments of old age.
- Ecclesiastes 12:8 – Solomon ends where he began – vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:2).
- Ecclesiastes 12:9-10 – Solomon left behind a tremendous body of work.
- Ecclesiastes 12:11-12 – Books are wearying!
- Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 – Solomon’s conclusion – fear God and keep His commandments. This applies to all of us.
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