The Book Of Job And Ecclesiastes

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The book of Job and Ecclesiastes are written from two different points of view, but still have some of the same underlying messages in the text. Job is the signature character in the book of Job and his life is put on display for the reader. This story about suffering, faith, and trials raises a big question for the reader to discover and interpret, why would the Lord make his chosen people suffer again and again and not step in to stop the actions? The book of Job also makes the reader try to connect their personal life to the life of God. Ecclesiastes is a book in the Bible where God is not very prevalent within the text, and also tends to separate the people on Earth from the holy Savior because lack of wisdom. This book also asks some fundamental …show more content…
This is because it directly correlates to the time I bought a motorcycle without my parent’s approval. Even though I had knowledge about motorcycles and how they ran it did not matter because my mother knew all along what would happen to my motorcycle if I bought one. I too also knew that my fate was sealed if I bought a motorcycle, but it dawned on me that I needed to experience another side of life. For the first eighteen years of my life I listened to my parents instructions and did not waiver to far from what they wanted, but this decision came to the surprise of not only my mother but to myself. My mother knew that if I bought a motorcycle while living under her roof, the motorcycle would be gone. In knowing what would happen to me if I bought a motorcycle I decided to live life to the fullest, just like in Ecclesiastes, because I knew my fate was sealed, “I said to myself, “Come now, I will make a test of pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But again, this also was vanity. I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” (Ecclesiastes, 2:1-2). The words spoken by the teacher could not be more true to the situation I found myself in when buying the motorcycle. I knew that my mother would be mad and would become upset with my behavior, but I decided to buy the 1978 Kawasaki KZ 650 anyway. This experience although a bit dangerous taught me many different things for my future life. I came to the realization that every kid wants to rebel against their parents at least once in their life, and as a hopeful future father I will be able to sympathize or see the signs from my son or daughter. Now, although this experience taught me things to pass on to my children, it also taught me things about my own self. If I go out and want to get another motorcycle I may think differently about my actions and how they will affect others. Just as God will judge the actions of the people when they die, my

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