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Without the explanation offered in the first verse of Ecclesiastes 9, the following verses would have an entirely different, hopeless meaning from what they actually do.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 ends by saying, “People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them.”
Verse 2 says, “All things come alike to all: one event happens to the righteous and the wicked…As is the good, so is the sinner.”
Hmmm…hard to find much encouragement for life in this passage: “There is a vanity which occurs on earth…I commended enjoyment, because a man has nothing better under the sun than to eat, drink, and be merry…a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun…though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not be able to find it.”
Psalm 23:1 says,
I believe that when God says He is faithful, it means that He will always provide me with everything I need. Apart from God, I am nothing! He created me, saved me, sustains me in this world, and keeps me secure unto eternal life someday with Him. God will never let me down or withdraw anything that He has promised to give me (Hebrews 6:18).
O how easily men are forgotten, eh? “Then I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of holiness, and they were forgotten