In the context of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes 4 continues that theme of the vanity of life. In fact, Ecclesiastes 4 may be the most all-encompassing report of the preacher’s theory about life. Life is void of meaning for all. Just remember—this is the preacher’s view of life without God.
What today about your life seems to lack meaning? I have a question for you. Could it be that this particular area lacks meaning because you are leaving God out of that particular area? With God, everything has meaning, but without Him, nothing is going to have meaning. The feeling of meaninglessness is the best way to determine those areas of life where we have not included God.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.