ADVICE FROM SOLOMON IN ECCLESIASTES 9:1-18
A. The wise man Solomon (1 Kings 3:12) offers advice to which we would do well
I. Solomon teaches us about the one great event that happens to all people. Vv1-6
A. We are under God’s control. V1
B. Outward signs, suffering and failure don’t show God’s approval or disapproval. V1
John 9:1-3 (788)
C. All people will die, unless Jesus returns first. Vv2-3; Hebrews 9:27 (888)
D. There is hope for the living. Vv4-6
II. We should enjoy life. Vv7-9; Psalm 45:7 (446); Matthew 6:25,33 (707); Eph.
III. We must work while it is day. Vv10-12
A. With our whole heart. Colossians 3:23-24 (871)
B. While we have the time because time will run out. Vv11-12; John 9:4 (788);
Luke 13:1-5 (765); Luke 16:19-31 (768)
IV. The value of wisdom is considered again by Solomon. Vv13-18
A. Wisdom is more valuable than strength (v16) and weapon of war (v18).
B. Parable. Vv14-15
A. We should listen to the advice of wise people. V17
B. Let’s enjoy life and be dedicated to God.