Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 7:1-12 | Speaker: John Ramer | Series: Ecclesiastes: Pursuing the Meaning of Life | The Teacher in Ecclesiastes begins today’s text, about living wisely or being foolish, by saying the day of your death is better than the day of your birth. Funerals are better than weddings. What? And then this: sorrow is better than laughter. This makes little sense to us, who are deeply vested in life, living and all things good. Why in the world would Solomon, who definitely lived “the good life,” lead us to these conclusions? The answer lies in seeking the better thing.