Ecclesiastes 3:1-4:8

  1. What, according to 3:1-15, is the best attitude to life? How does the Preacher illustrate his conviction? Cf. Matt. 10:29, 30. To What practical conclusion does he come?
  2. In 3:16-4:8, what four instances are given of the futility of life, and what reflections do they arouse in the writer’s mind?

Note. 3:1. ‘Time… season’: the two words express two thoughts: (a) that everything happens at an appointed time; and (b) that the time is appropriate in relation to the working out of God’s purpose.