Reactions and attitudes can offend God, and waste our time; learn from the apostles' contentedness, and thanks (Eccl. 5:1-20; Phil. 4:10-13).
Though work is good, wealth can can drive a person into places he or she doesn't want to go (Eccl. 4:4-16; Luke 14:27-29).
We often feel distraught when justice is denied, especially when we are the ones being shorted (Eccl. 3:16-4:3, 12:14; 1 Peter 2:23).
Good times and bad times seem to come to everyone, regardless of their faithfulness to God (Eccl. 3:1-15; Romans 8:28-30).
Solomon begins to chronicle his search for meaning, and cannot find it in self indulgence, wisdom, or hard work (Eccl. 2:1-26; Phil. 3:18-21).
The temporal nature of things "under the sun," and newness only being found in Christ (Eccl. 1:1-18, Eph. 2:5-6).
Solomon shares the repentant reflections of his own life, recounting his failure to find meaning in anything.
The fall of mankind has introduced an upside-down situation, but God remains available and perfect (Gen. 3:14-24; Ecclesiastes 4).
As the Bible calls us forward into new and fresh experiences of Christ, let's press forward into this coming new year (Heb. 10).
No matter what circumstances we’re in, the Lord has abundant provisions ready for us (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-21).