This Thursday evening, we continued our study of Ecclesiastes in chapter 11. These last two chapters emphasize the concept of inevitability. The way of wisdom under the Sun, teaches Solomon, is to accept the present limitations of the fallen world as God has set them in place…the seasons, joy, sorrow, life, and death. You and I cannot determine these things for ourselves and any attempt to do so or to find true life in things that are passing away is futile. It is best to submit to God’s providential rule and accept all things from his hand with thanksgiving.