Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked. On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility.
Thus the wise preacher foretold the day when Jesus of Nazareth would be crucified while Pontius Pilate, King Herod, the Pharisees, and Sadducees were all able to eat at their own tables and sleep in their own beds that night.
This is the futile way things can look “under the sun.” And this is why we must always look beyond the sun for meaning and purpose.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.