Many parts of Ecclesiastes are like a test for the believer. Solomon asks questions that seem to challenge faith. Instead of being upset over the questions, which usually leads to us not reading the book, let’s face them head on and answer them.
I found this chapter a great addition to my prayer time. I began praying through the chapter but didn’t get very far before the Spirit of God convicted me of all my vain, foolish words.
When we add the Lord to the handful and the quiet then we have something that is best not just better than.
What is it that someone gets for all their work? A pension check, a happy retirement, what is the fruit of our labor? Well, you can see why Solomon would think these things vain.