1. Ecclesiastes 4:15 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Summary of Ecclesiastes 4:15

Ecclesiastes 4:15 (ESV)

15 I saw all the living who move about under the sun, along with that youth who was to stand in the king’s place.

Popular favour can change quickly and suddenly. The example Solomon gives indicates that the next generation does not view the new king’s reign positively. This king couldn’t change everything - while this was expected of him. No king can give the ideal life to his people. There are always flaws and weaknesses in his government. Relying on a new human king also does not bring about what is expected. That too is vanity and a striving after wind.