Not everything written in the Bible is biblical for a Christian to follow. For example, David took Bathesheba and had her husband murdered.
Now, I'm reading Ecclesiastes 2:24 and I see:
24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
I'm a bit confused -- is this line written as Christian advice, or is this "the best someone who does not follow Christ can do"?
I am confused on this for the following reasons:
I consider Proverbs a book of Biblical advice.
I consider Ecclesiastes similar to Proverbs
However, this verse appears to ignore Christ (and takes on a rather atheist view -- i.e. eat, drink, work hard, be happy.)
Furthermore, I'm not sure what stage of Solomon's life this verse was written in? (I.e. was this when the 300 wives + 700 concubines were leading him to worship idols?)
In short, summary of question: is Ecclesiastes 2:24 written as advice for Christians or non-Christians?