Qoheleth, the writer of Ecclesiastes, convincingly argues that all human activity is meaningless. This book is ultra-depressing, but accurate and realistic, considering it was written before Christ. Life is worth living only because of Jesus' love poured out in His death and resurrection.

Key word    VANITY
Key verse    "Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" —1:2
Command verse    "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all." —12:13
Promise verse    "God will bring to judgment every work, with all its hidden qualities, whether good or bad." —12:14
Difficult verse    "And those now dead, I declared more fortunate in death than are the living to be still alive. And better off than both is the yet unborn, who has not seen the wicked work that is done under the sun." —4:2-3
Surprise verse    "God is in heaven and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few." —5:1
Prayer: Jesus, if not for You....