10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Yet another proof that Solomon was in a back-slidden state, this passage tells us that he overlooked nothing that appealed to his search for pleasure.
Everything he did, he did with abandon. He had the resources and the manpower to accomplish the most glorious of his dreams, and he did so.
My Dake’s Reference Bible lists eight sins that Solomon committed in his search for satisfaction in life:
1.Gave his heart to know madness and folly (v. 1:17)
2.Gave his heart to mirth and pleasure (1:17-2:1)
3. Gave his heart to wine and drunkenness (2:3)
4. Gave his heart to lay hold on folly (2:3)
5. Set his heart on riches, treasures, singing, music, and all that is connected with such a life (2:8)
6.Gave himself over to unbridled lust and passion (2:10)
7. Applied himself to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness of madness (2:12)
8. He had bitter experiences with women.
Besides the facts in this book, we have other information in I Kings 11:1-10 showing that he went into idolatry and turned away from Jehovah altogether and this led to many sins.
Solomon found excitement in the start of so many activities, but when they were complete, he found no joy in them.