The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes: A Journey Towards Divine Purpose

Apr 21, 2024

King Solomon explored life’s purpose in the book of Ecclesiastes, providing a hard look at the complicated nature of our existence. He expresses the grim outlook on life we sometimes have, but simultaneously acknowledges the beauty in God’s creation. This mirrors our secular world, which yearns for hope while drowning in earthly remedies that only deepen despair.

Solomon compares two views of life: “under the sun” and “under Heaven.” The first is worldly and human-centered, while the second is God-centered. It’s far too easy to fall into the trap of viewing life solely “under the sun” with the heavy influence of the secular tide of our society. Even those who have achieved worldly success and recognition are hungry for a deeper purpose. Gaining fame and fortune is meaningless without a spiritual compass. “But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless—like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere” (Ecclesiastes 2:11). We must strive for more, acknowledging that our lives have meaning, not due to our deeds, but because of our Creator. Life without God is destined to feel hollow and pointless. However, a life lived honoring Him holds immeasurable worth.

Your Call to Action

Now is the time to seek God, to look beyond the temporary and seize the eternal. A life “under Heaven” is a life well-lived, and that life will echo into eternity. If you don’t know Jesus, embrace Him now and live a life full of divine purpose!

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

“Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life” (Ecclesiastes 7:14).

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride” (Ecclesiastes 7:8).


Dear Jesus, we humbly honor Your holy name! You are our Savior, our Prince of Peace, and our Friend. We choose a life “under Heaven” that glorifies You. Help us to embrace our purpose in You with wisdom and strength that only comes from You, Lord. In Your name, we pray, Amen!

A Comforting Closure

A life “under Heaven” promises a profound, unshakable purpose that only comes from a genuine relationship with Jesus.

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