This week Solomon will instruct us about the relationships that we have in this life and the way that we can either attempt to use other people for our gain, or we can pursue meaningful relationships with others.
Solomon has come to the realization that even a man of his status, with wealth and power at his disposal, is not in control. This recognition of God’s control is something that can either cause us frustration, or bring us to a place of hope.
Chapter two ends with the bleak observation that all people, regardless of their wealth, status, accomplishments, or wisdom will pass from this life. While this notion causes hardship for Solomon, it helps to reveal what is important for us as we live this life.