As we wrap up Ecclesiastes, much has been said and much has been written, and now there is only one thing left to say - a final word on the matter that brings us our conclusion and settles everything we have heard… fear God, and keep his commands.
The teacher of Ecclesiastes compares different areas of life - wisdom with folly, pleasure with toil - and comes to the same conclusion for each of them. Everything is hevel. What does this word ‘hevel’ mean and why does he say this about everything in life? What are we to do with it then? Does our work matter? Can we find pleasure in life?