Ecclesiastes 7

15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:    the righteous perishing in their righteousness,
and the wicked living long in their wickedness.

Ecclesiastes was a king who ruled Israel and had everything. Enormous wealth, fame, power and all of life’s pleasures, yet, he was ultimately disappointed. Ecclesiastes questioned what the point of life was. He had all these riches but the one word to describe his life was… meaningless. Passage 7:15 (quoted above) strikes a cord with something that I feel everyone has faced/faces. No matter what one’s status is, we have all asked: Is there a God? Why is life unfair? Is there any meaning in life? We are not alone in thinking this. The “answer” to these questions is discussed at the end of Ecclesiastes but is also resonant in Matthew 16:26

26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

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