Ecclesiastes

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In this video from Buck Denver Asks What’s in the Bible? Vol. 8: Words to Make Us Wise [Psalms, Proverbs & The Writings], Sunday School Lady explains the book of Ecclesiastes – when life seems meaningless and frustrating, we can look to God and follow His commands.

PHIL
Have you ever blown out a candle, and seen a puff of smoke appear?

IAN
I have! I have indeed!

PHIL
Have you ever tried to GRAB that puff of smoke?

CLIVE
You can’t! It just vanishes!

IAN
Poof! Gone! In an instant!

SUNDAY SCHOOL LADY
And that’s what the preacher is saying about life. He’s looked for meaning andhappiness in hard work, but “POOF!” It can be gone in an instant! He’s tried friendships, fun, money, pleasure, but “POOF!” They can vanish in an instant! And then comes death – and it’s all gone. Meaningless.

CHUCK WAGGIN
Sounds like Ecclesiastes is a bit of a downer.

SUNDAY SCHOOL LADY
It is, and it isn’t. So the crowd is probably feeling pretty gloomy by now, then he wraps up by saying, So what are we to do in this crazy, mixed up world? “Fear God, and keep his commandments.”

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