Did you find the first two chapters of Ecclesiates encouraging, discouraging, or both? Why?
Take a look at Ecc 2:1-8. What types of pleasure does the writer refer to? How many would you categorize as good? Or bad? Does it make you uncomfortable that he says they are meaningless? Why or why not?
What does the phrase “Under the Sun” mean? Why is it so important for understanding the book?(Hint: John 10:10)
Take a look at Ecc 2:24-25. The key phrase is “apart from God”. How are we tempted to approach life “apart” from God? Why is this such an easy temptation for us to fall into?
“When good things become ultimate things they become destructive things”. How do we keep good things from becoming ultimate things?