Passage: Ecclesiastes 9:1–9:12
1. We don’t know how, but God controls the life and times of His people.
Ecclesiastes 8:16-17; 9:1
2. In the same way, God controls the destiny of those who are not
3. In many instances, the same outcomes apply to the wicked and righteous.
4. Be happy that you are alive, life is a gift from God.
5. Enjoy the good gifts that God gives: food, drink, marriage, family, work.
Ecclesiastes 9:7-12; 2:24-26; 3:11-14; 5:18-20
6. Death comes unexpectedly, death is the ultimate proof that our pretentions to be god are foolish.