The Book of Ecclesiastes is
in the Bible's Old Testament. We do not know who wrote Ecclesiastes. Many
people think that the author of Ecclesiastes was King Solomon. However, in the
book, the author simply calls himself 'The Teacher'.
Solomon was very wise. But
he did not know the purpose of his own life. He discovered that pleasure
achieved nothing. He realised that even a wise man would die like a fool. And
he did not know the purpose of work (Ecclesiastes 2). He even saw that money
has no real value (Ecclesiastes 5).
Solomon did know that
rulers should be fair (Ecclesiastes 8). And everybody must respect God
((Ecclesiastes 5). And he believed that wisdom is good (Ecclesiastes 9:13-18).
Solomon warned that
everybody will die (Ecclesiastes 12). So, we must respect God now. We should