Ecclesiastes 3 Commentary

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Solomon’s poem about the paradoxes of life shows God’s timing and sovereignty in all things. It invites us into a perspective of balance and trust in the Lord of All.

Ecclesiastes 3:9-13

When we treat the opportunities of life as a gift from God, we can enjoy all we do. Without faith, life is nothing but frustration.

Ecclesiastes 3:14-17

Solomon declares the cycles of time and circumstance are God’s sovereign handiwork. Since man cannot fully fathom the mysteries of God and because His judgment is coming, we ought to fear Him.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-22

Humans and beasts both return to dust. So how is it we are any better off than the animals? Our purpose and contentment come from accepting reality and trusting in God.