As I posted in my interpretation of Chapter 6, our life's purpose isn't always the most important thing to worry about. Our purpose should be to worry about our destiny or eternity. As Chapter 7 of Ecclesiastes teaches us, (see v. 1-2) that it is our destiny to die and this should not be taken lightly. For life is temporary. Death lasts for eternity. If we live our life for God and HE is our savior, then the ending is better than the beginning! That is exciting to me. Life is fleeting, live it to please God. Patience is better than pride. We do not need to be provoked in our spirit, for anger is for the foolish. What does anger solve? Nothing, period.
Perhaps the most profound and meaningful verse in chapter 7 is verse 14.
It says "When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider:
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God has made the one as well as the other. "Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future." To me this means God is in charge, do what he says and TRUST HIM. Then you can be sure HE's got your back and eternity with HIM will be worth everything you went through HERE, under the sun.