The great, immovable fortresses of evil in this world are momentary reminders that we are, after all, quite small, and our lives are truly quite simple, and that’s really how God wants it to be.
We are presented in this passage with a lesson in how those in Christ should live in a fallen world – how those in the second Adam should live under the curse of the first Adam.
The elderly king is looking for fruit amid fruitlessness.
One of the greatest comforts is that God’s grace is not fruitless – it isn’t vain.
I have high-hopes that our time in this part of the Bible will prove fruitful and edifying.
Among Old Testament works, none wets a critique’s mouth like Ecclesiastes.