I. THE TITLE OF THE BOOK
Ecclesiastes 12:9 In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.
II. THE THEME OF THE BOOK
Proverbs 21:6 The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
James 4:14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
III. THE FUTILITY OF ALL HUMAN ENDEAVOR
IV. SOLOMON’S INVESTIGATION OF PLEASURE
V. SOLOMON’S INVESTIGATION
1 Kings 10:23 So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
IV. COMPARISON OF WISDOM AND FOLLY
VII. THE EVILS OF OPPRESSION
VIII. WE SHOULD NOT TAKE RISKS WITH OUR WORSHIP OF GOD
Who we are is more important than what we have or do not have
IX. RESPECT HUMAN AUTHORITY
X. RESPECT DIVINE AUTHORITY
“They see not the smoke of the pit, therefore they dread not the fire”
Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!