Wisdom (1)

The book of Ecclesiastes is an Old Testament book of Hebrew poetry. We do not know for sure who wrote this book. The writer calls himself the “Teacher.” Many people think that King Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes. The writer talks about being a king of Israel and having great wisdom and wealth. Those things describe King Solomon very well.

As you study the book of Ecclesiastes, you will see that the writer is trying to find answers to his questions about life. In Ecclesiastes 1:3, the writer asks a question. “Do people really gain anything from all the hard work they do in this life?” Throughout the book, the writer talks about what he has observed about life. At the end of Ecclesiastes, he concludes by telling us what he has learned is most important in life.

As the writer of Ecclesiastes looks for answers to his questions, he shares several important lessons that he has learned. These lessons are good for Christians today, too. For the next few days, we will look at these lessons and see how they can help us be closer to God.

Thank God today for His Word, the Bible. And ask Him to help you learn more about serving Him.