Ecclesiastes 7-12: Life’s Limitations and Purpose

(7, 9, 12) What is the first limitation that we find recurring in verses: 9:2-5, 9:10, 12:1-7?

Why then is it better to go to a house of mourning than a house of feasting (7:2)?  Why is this so important?

How does our culture try to hide this limitation, and what are the results?

(7-12) Based on this first limitation, how then should we live?

8:15, 9:7-9, 11:8-9 –

7:14, 11:8 –

7:11-12, 10:2, 10:12, 11:9, 12:11 –

How do you need to apply these principles to your life?

(7-8, 10-11) What is the second limitation that we find recurring in verses: 7:23-24, 8:16-17, 10:14, 11:5?

(7, 9) What is the third limitation that we find recurring in verses: 7:20, 7:29, 9:3?

What do these verses teach us about creation, and the extent of the Fall?

(7-8, 12) How then should we live according to Ecclesiastes (7:18, 8:12-13, 12:13)?

How might the truth in 12:14 encourage us to live this way?

How might recognizing our limitations help us to live this way?

How does this duty, mixed with the truth of the third limitation, call us to seek One who is greater than Solomon (Matthew 12:42)?

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