A preacher king

Ecclesiastes Bible Background

09.17.2017 – Old Testament: Ecc 1.12

To read the Bible in a year, read Ecclesiastes 1–3 on September 17, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Solomon was both king and preacher!

I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem (Ecclesiastes 1.12). 

Hmm, I wonder if some nation would let me be their king! As king and preacher, we assume that he had the financial resources and the wisdom resources to try anything in life that he desired. Therefore, be sure to read the Book of Ecclesiastes, because you will discover that he used both of those resources to find meaning in all areas of life, but all of them proved to be vain. Only one thing mattered. Read it and find out that one thing.


  • What would you do, if you had all the money you that wanted and all the wisdom that you wanted?
  • What thing matters most in your life?
  • Do you think it would be a good idea for the leader of your nation to be a preacher?

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