The Preacher has declared several times that man’s bet course in this present world is to enjoy the portion in life that God has given him, and the fruit of his labour. In these later chapters, while still holding to this view, he inquires more closely into the kind and quality of life that men should lead.
- In the practical wisdom of chapter 7, what emerges as the guide-principle for life?
- Though the future is hidden from man, what course of action is advocated in 8:1-7? How is the problem of death approached in 8:8-17?