Solomon seems very overwhelmed by the thought of his life being a waste. He begs the question of whether or not the pursuit of success is futile. He arrives at a conclusion in these first 6 chapters that any pursuit done out of selfish ambition will die when the individual dies. This is difficult for our western minds to understand since most people are driven to success, and success is having gobs of money, lots of houses, and luxuries. Solomon makes it much simpler in that one simply needs to have their needs be met and then bless others. I would add one thought here, all things will pass away except that which is destined for eternity.
Tomorrow’s reading: Ecclesiastes 7-12