Ecclesiastes Series: "Making Sense of Life: Solomon's Frantic Attempt: His Pondering of the End"
1. Solomon was Wrong about Death. 12-16
a. We all die but we do not all die the same death.
(1) Death is the final chapter of an invested life or a wasted life. Mark 8:34-37; Matthew 26:24
(2) Death is a triumphant climax or a tragic condlusion. 1st Corinthians 15:42-43; Acts 20:24; Psalms 23:6
(3) Death is the end of suffering or the end of any opportunity to be saved. Revelations 21:4; Romans 8:18
b. We all die but we do not all die with the same destiny. Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:22-23; 1st Thessalonians 4:13
2. Solomon was Weary of Life. 17
a. Solomon's motive was misplaced. Colossians 3:17, 23-24
b. Solomon's vision was near-sighted.
3. Solomon was Worried about His Wealth. 18-23
a. Note how temporal possessions can become possessive. Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 12:21
b. Note how temporal possessions can be so distractive. Romans 2:4; 9:23; Ephesians 2:7