I. Death’s impact on determining God’s favor (vv.1-6)
Outcomes and levelers
II. Death’s impact on enjoying life now (vv.7-10)
Carpe Diem and intrinsic reward
III. Death’s impact on personal achievements (vv.11-17)
Wisdom, sin, and extrinsic reward
“Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”
(1 Corinthians 15:56)
• What is the Bible’s answer to why bad things happen to good people? What about good things happening to bad people?
• Why is it acceptable to enjoy life under the sun?
• Is there anything wrong with striving for personal rewards? If there is, what?
• How is death ‘swallowed up’ in victory for the Christian?