Lesson in Chapter 9 is summed up in verses 2 and 3. It says "All share a
common destiny__the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad,
the clean and the unclean, those who offers sacrifices and those who
v3-"This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all."
Death is eminent for everyone who has breath, so while you live,
eat your food with gladness. Give thanks to God in all things. He favors you. Enjoy life, but be careful to be clothed in white, and give your heart to God, for after your days on earth ends, your eternal destiny is what is going
to matter most.
Our purpose is to do whatever our work in this life is to the best of our ability and with all our might, for in the grave, where
we will all go, there is neither working, nor planning nor knowledge or wisdom.
In the grave we will know nothing, until the Lord returns to
claim his "children" meaning those who accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior while living. None of us know the hour of our death nor the hour the Lord will return to gather those who are already in the grave.