Ecclesiastes 1:13; Ecclesiastes 1:12; Ecclesiastes 1:9-11
I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done in the world. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race.
I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem.
History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.
What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn't already exist long ago?
We don't remember what happened in those former times. And in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.