The Words of Qoheleth


Enjoyment of Life: The Gift of God

Ecclesiastes is a much-neglected book in the Old Testament. Probably much of this neglect is the result of an incorrect interpretation of the book. One example of this is found in the original Scofield Reference Bible: “Ecclesiastes is the book of man ‘under the sun’ reasoning about life.” According to this view, the philosophy set forth in the book is not the result of revelation; inspiration has merely guaranteed an accurate record of the reasoning of the natural man “under the sun” (i.e., “apart from revelation”).

Nothing could be further from the truth. Ecclesiastes presents a very positive message from God. We hope the material here generates a real excitement for the study of this great book.