“Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.”
In this verse the author writes about monotonous days. It’s a rare thing these days to hear a believer talk openly and honestly about monotony in life. And yet here a king who had so much expresses his heart. He faced boredom in life despite his position, wealth and many wives.
Solomon had it all but found fulfilment only through God.
He shows that life is good if we stay devoted to certain things, primarily our relationship with God. We can invest much in financial matters, sport or a friendship but these things, although worthwhile, will not bring total satisfaction. Our primary investment is God. All else stems from this.