Bible Study on Ecclesiastes (examples) The author thought life was pointless. Why? For a while he thought entertainment would be enough. Why wasn’t it? For a while he thought work would be enough. Why wasn’t it? Ecclesiastes 1:18 says: when you increase knowledge, you increase sorrow. Does that ring true for you? If so, why? If not, why not? Ecclesiastes 3:1-1-8 encourages a sense of acceptance. Is this helpful to you? Is it enough for you? Why? Why not?