Has life really any meaning? Our time in this world is comparatively short. The earthly stage remains, but different actors are constantly passing across it. Generations come and go, but nothing is ultimately different.
This is how many people see life, and Solomon identifies with them. But is life really pointless? If not, what is its true meaning? The message of Ecclesiastes is that life is not worth living unless we live it for God. The Song of Solomon teaches us that living fo the Lord means loving him.
Stuart Olyott's easy to read commentary on Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. Both books of the Bible that are overlooked and misunderstood, Olyott helps the reader see the true meaning of each book while keeping the commentary simple and short. Each chapter leaves you yearning to know Christ better. This book is a great enhancement to personal Bible study, as are the other commentaries by Olyott in our library.
“The answer is that everything in life is of significance, and is in its right and appropriate place in the overall plan” (Page 28)
“Solomon looks at life from two viewpoints. First of all he stands in one position, and then in the other, and does this alternately throughout the book. He sees the same issues from two perspectives.” (Page 13)
“When a tree falls it is no use thinking, ‘It might have been better if it had fallen in a different direction.’” (Page 61)
“It leaves us hungry to know God, but does not show us the way to him” (Page 14)
“Ecclesiastes insists that the only life worth living is the one which has such a fear as this as its motivation and mainspring.” (Page 66)