Ecclesiastes 12: Simple or Simplistic?
This week marks the end of our journey through Ecclesiastes. We've learned so much from Koheleth along the way about what it means to be a wise person. As Ecclesiastes draws to a close, the author claims to sum up all that Koheleth has written in these 6 words: fear God and keep his commandments. It seems so simple... or is it simplistic? Does this summary teaching really do justice to all Koheleth has said? Is it a simplistic gloss over all the tough questions we've heard in Ecclesiastes? Or, is it a simple, profound truth to direct our lives?