Chapter 7, looking at man’s sin, looking at the incurable evil of man, that “man under the sun,” that man that is unilluminated by God’s Spirit, that man sees no advantage in being righteous. In versus 13-21, that man has fuzzy thinking with regard to spiritual things, not getting the meaning of life on this earth and how life ends. Verse 12 speaks to my heart, “For wisdom (Jesus) is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom (Jesus) giveth life to them that have it.” Jesus Christ is wisdom!
Chapter 8. Looking at the mystery of the divine providences, at life’s uncertainties. The man under the sun, without a Savior, can concentrate on nothing, floundering, only occasionally giving a nod to wisdom. He only acknowledges the king’s rule. To this man life is a riddle and no absolutes about the future can be known. Nothing about life in general can be known. Utter sadness. Death really is a mystery to the unsaved man.
Chapter 9. Looking at the world’s wrong standard of values. Pay your debts, be honest, live a good life. By now, you have to wonder how this book got into the Bible. Solomon is speaking of life apart from God.
We all need to look to and seek Wisdom, Jesus Christ the Savior…