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Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14

(1)           Solomon's search in life for the key to life

(2)           The strength and weakness of wisdom

(3)           Appearances are often deceiving

(4)           The joys and frustrations of wealth

(5)           The enjoyment of life

(6)           The meaning of living by faith

A.            A Poem on Youth - 11:7-10

1.             to all: enjoy life while you can - vv. 7-8

2.             to the young: rejoice responsibly - vv. 9-10

B.            A Poem on Old Age - 12:1-7

1.             introduction - v. 1

2.             an extended metaphor on aging - vv. 2-7

3.             conclusion - v. 8

C.            The Author and his book - 12:9-12

1.             the author - vv. 9-10

2.             his book - vv. 11-12

D.            The Conclusion of the Matter - 12:13-14

1.             our responsibility - v. 13

2.             our motivation - v. 14