Ecclesiastes 3 (ESV)
The God-Given Task
Ecclesiastes 3:11–13 (ESV)
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
Ecclesiastes 3:14 (ESV)
14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.
From Dust to Dust
Ecclesiastes 3:17 (ESV)
17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.
Ecclesiastes 3:20 (ESV)
20 All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.