There have been many debates about what this first epistle from John is about, but I believe he makes his purpose statement clear. “These have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”
The book of Ecclesiastes seemingly fails to fit in with the rest of Scripture – it has no obvious outline, no narrative. Where proverbs offers practical guidance for living, Ecclesiastes offers musings and observations about this life.
This unusual book meets the discouraged and disillusioned in their struggle, and offers a a gentle encouragement toward that which gives meaning.
What is the purpose of all we encounter, endure, and experience in this life?
Is it truly all in vain?