Charles Bridges' commentary on Ecclesiates shows that this neglected book of Scripture is still relevant today. Our land needs to be awakened to the futility of seeking happiness without God. It shows that Scripture is clear when interpreted in the light of its overall theme, and suitable not merely for 'the light hearted and thoughtless' but for 'the most eminent saint of God'.
Moreover, it shows that Scripture is necessary and that on no account could Ecclesiastes have been spared from the canon and that it has its own distinct sphere of instruction and extraordinary value.
The message of the book is designed to bring men to complete consecration to God, as Bridge declares' The men that we want are lively, warm, real men-men who have daily contact with a personal living savior-men whose religion is the element in which they breathe, the principle by which they work-men who think of life as the seed time for eternity.