This bit of wisdom sounds more like the enlightenment of a angsty teenage boy.. but it’s part of the Wisdom Books so here we are.
This book is written before Christ came, which means death was death–now we live in Hope. As believers in Christ, we talk about the ground being even at the cross–no one sin is any worse than another (that’s right, sexual immorality, swearing, and murder are all on the same level of sinning). When Ecclesiastes was written they didn’t have faith in Jesus to fall back on–this meant their common denominator was death.
At the end of the day, we are all the same. There is no way that we can try to be better than one another.
We are all the same. It doesn’t matter what your worldly savings have accumulated too–at the end of the day only the Lord’s name needs to be remembered.
If that message seems a little harsh, here are a song that’ll help show it in a more uplifting manner: