Life is full of certainties. As Ecclesiastes 1:9 explains: “there is nothing new under the sun.”
Such a statement is true for most of us. Here are some things that I believe is certain: the first is change, as the all too familiar saying goes, ‘the only thing constant is change.’; the future, precisely because time is linear thus it only moves in one direction – forward; growing up and growing old, an exception to this process would make us abnormal; the inevitability and certainty of death, which for some of us it would either be sooner or later.
It is with the grasp of such certainties of life that the author of our passage wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes.