I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all. - Ecclesiastes 9:11
The race is not always to the swift and the battle is not always to the strong. Bread does always come to the wise or riches to those who understand. Favour does not always go to the skilled.
Generally these things so happen, but sometimes the weaker win the fight and he slower win the race and the foolish prosper and so on.
Because sometimes strange things just happen. Sometimes things don’t go the way they ‘should.’
Solomon seems almost obsessed with the fact that life just goes on.
God is in control, but at the same time life does just go on. It is not always going to seem fair. We can’t always figure it out.
What is the lesson for us? As life goes on we are just continue on, stedfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.