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Lesson 13

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Since aging and death await us all, what is the point in believing in an Eternal God? As the author of the Book of Ecclesiastes is nearing the end of his book he reflects once more on the issues of life and death. For him “the days of trouble” lead to the point when “the pitcher is shattered at the spring” (verse 6). He senses that death’s coming is sure although its timing is not.

In the light of this sobering thought he probes the following question: “What does it mean to be truly human?”