(45 pages; 17,249 words)
The preacher, King Solomon, had spent a lifetime of searching
for the meaning of life. The richest man of his time and possibly
ours never found complete satisfaction in his wealth and possessions.
He called the daily toil for fame and recognition, vanity
or wasted effort. Not until we get to the twelfth chapter
and the last two verses do we find that Solomon had made a
summation of the purpose of life. The previous writings and
observations were for the purpose of self-argument.
Despite his wisdom, Solomon couldn't comprehend life's purpose.
When he finally capitulated and put everything into perspective,
he made his summation for posterity. His search for truth
and purpose is directly related to each person born. If we
would take heed to the experiences of Solomon and his conclusion,
we would save ourselves the doubts and disappointment that
plagued Solomon during his lifetime.
The lesson material was prepared from the study of the authorized
King James Version and divided by titled verses to give clarity
and understanding. Comments are made to clarify Solomon's
reasoning and to help the reader have Spiritual understanding.
Most of all, the material was written to lift up Jesus and
to help magnify God in the believer's heart.