Bible: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Not Everyone Enjoys Life
6:2 God gives a man riches, property, and wealth
This is fruitless and a grave misfortune. 14
6:3 Even if a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years –
even if he lives a long, long time, 15 but cannot enjoy his prosperity –
even if he were to live forever 16 –
though its name is shrouded in darkness, 22
yet it has more rest 25 than that man –
6:6 if he should live a thousand years twice, yet does not enjoy his prosperity.
For both of them die! 26
yet his appetite 29 is never satisfied!
6:8 So what advantage does a wise man have over a fool? 30
than for one’s heart always to crave more. 35
The Futile Way Life Works
6:10 Whatever has happened was foreordained, 38
and what happens to a person 39 was also foreknown.
It is useless for him to argue with God about his fate
because God is more powerful than he is. 40
6:11 The more one argues with words, the less he accomplishes. 41
How does that benefit him? 42
6:12 For no one knows what is best for a person during his life 43 –
during the few days of his fleeting life –
Nor can anyone tell him what the future will hold for him on earth. 46