This chapter describes old age, in colorful metaphors. Every part of the body is used to show the deterioration of age, yet it speaks wisdom to the young, as well as the old.
I think Solomon’s writing reveals something great for all of us; it’s The Fear Factor. • Solomon has searched to find the secret of life. • He ponders every natural situation that man has experienced. • Suddenly, he turns from the natural to the spirit of man. And there He finds the answer. • The solution to any problem we have is in God. The secret to a truly successful life is to fear God and keep His commandments.