For this week our attention is spread throughout chapters 9 to 11. There are a lot of proverbial sayings and points in these three chapters and so we are going to focus on a particular theme. Our starting place will be Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. The passage is included below. You might like to read it through, ponder its main point and then look for that theme in the other two chapters.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 [ESV] Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.
3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
4 He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.