Ecclesiastes is a remarkable book that shows us how true happiness, lasting contentment, or real satisfaction cannot be found under the sun, but only in Christ. We find life, not in the pursuit of temporary things in life, but by losing our lives for Christ’s sake. It is only as we delight in Him that we discover true satisfaction.
In the past couple of chapters, Solomon uses the language of the courtroom and the language of the palace. Here we will find him using the language of the temple. We have already seen how he took a close look at what would seem to be secular matters, such as issues of pleasure-seeking, work, justice, and the value of relationships. He now takes up the subject of worship.