In the book of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon does a lot of whining.
(Don’t get bogged down by his negativity, for he eventually provides some reliable insight in the book’s concluding verses.)
Overall I find it easy to dismiss Solomon’s complaining, but one of his laments does make sense to me. He grumbles about leaving an inheritance to someone who didn’t earn it and doesn’t deserve it.
That’s not fair! And we all want what’s fair, don’t we?
Through Jesus, we receive something we didn’t earn and don’t deserve: eternal life.
That’s not fair either, but I’m not complaining.
[Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, Ecclesiastes 2:21, and Romans 6:23]
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.