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Warnings, vanity; Life lived apart from God is futile emptiness; Futile Way vs. Fruitful Way
- I. The Problem that "All of life Is Vanity" (1:1-1:11)
- II. The Proof that "All of Life is Vanity" (1:12 - 6)
- III. The Prescription for Living with Vanity (7 - 12)
1:2 "All is vanity . . . says the Preacher"; Solomon, the wisest, richest, most influential king in Israel's history looks at "life under the sun" and from the human perspective, and declares it to be futily empty.
12:11-14 "The conclusion when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments . . ."; The vanities of life can only be comprehended through a proper relationship with God.