Ecc 1:14 “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”
Ecc 2:11 “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.”
Ecc 2:17 “Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”
All the above verses we said by king solomon. He was the wisest man on this earth. He was richest man, he enjoyed all the pleasure’s of life, he has hundreds of wife, thousands of concubines, he built beautiful palace and there was no enemy to fight with him. Yet he hates life and says everything under the sun is vanity. One thing perhaps he missed or forgot is his creater God. He built beautiful Temple for Lord in his earlier days, afterwards he went away from Lord, hence nothing could give him happiness. Only God can give true happiness.
Our education, job, family, husband, wife, children, friends ,wealth, riches, luxury cannot give us happiness. All the above things are necessary but still it cannot give true happiness. Hence Psalmist says:
Psa 16:11 “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.“
King David fought many battles, his life was very hard compared to Solomon. But he always sought Lord in everything he did. His soul was longing for Lord. His desire was to do the will of Lord. Hence he was a happy man. Let us seek Lord and taste the true happiness by doing His will.