GOD AT WORK
(#4 of 11 outlines on Ecclesiastes)
God is always at work. You may want to give several examples such as the creation, the weather, nature, intervention in people's lives, and salvation.
Solomon is generally giving us a secular view in this book. He is talking about things "under the sun". But in these verses, Solomon does show us that he is aware that God is at work.
GOD'S GIFTS - Vss. 9-13
1. Labor - Vss. 9-10
2. Beauty - Vs. 11
3. Eternity (meaning of the word "world") in our hearts - Vs. 11
4. Enjoyment - Vss. 12-13
GOD'S GREATNESS - Vs. 14
GOD'S GOVERNMENT (Justice) - Vss 15-22
1. God will judge - Vss. 15-17, Revelation 20:11-15, Romans 14:10-12, 2 Corinthians 5:10
2. Man is like the animals because he will die, be buried and turn to dust. Vss. 18-20
3. Man's spirit will go upward to God. God will decide his fate. - Vs. 21, Luke -31