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Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

8:15 to be merry. If there were no God, and no eternity to spend in heaven or hell, then this philosophy of life “under the sun” would be as good as any other. Morality, social justice, and all supposed “good” values would be pointless. Why not “live it up” any way one can! Note I Corinthians 15:19,32. But Christ has conquered death, and thus vindicated all of God’s revelation. This life is not all there is, and it does make a difference!

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