Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
When all we look at is this world, its problems, or people then that becomes all we can see. Solomon struggled with that. Do we?
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11
We don’t like feeling empty. Jesus said that, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.” (John 7:37) What does a man do when he is thirsty? He chases water.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
When we take away the superficial reasons we do things we discover if the things we are doing really matters. When we look forward to forever life gets put into perspective.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
Too many times our world tries to sell us the lie of the good life. It is in our advertisements. It is in our idealism. Often, that good life is focused on a life free of pain. God’s focus is a life leading to Him.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 3:12-22
Solomon defines for us the ethic and purpose of good people without Christ. Are we really any different?
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 4
I once read that there was no such thing as false hope. That is a lie. For hope to be real it must be able to hold us up. Otherwise, we either don’t really believe it or it isn’t worth trusting. We need Jesus.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
Jesus told a parable about a servant who was being fired. He decided to make friends with his master’s money before he was fired. Jesus then said that lost folks know what to do with money better than the saved. Solomon’s thoughts today are like that. Even in his struggling state, Solomon knew what God deserved.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 5:10-20; 6:1-12
Potato chips, chocolate cupcakes, and all other snack foods illustrate a whole life principle: living by our appetite is not good for us. God urges us to live by His calling instead. To be happy we need contentment.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 7:1-14
There is nothing wrong with being happy, but there is a problem with seeking happiness and ease. The problem is what becomes our God? Our goal is walking with the one true God. What is yours?
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 7:15-28
When we hear the word moderation we think of what we eat or drink. Yet, God’s Word asks us to do all things in moderation. Why? Because moderation is the consistent application of wisdom in all of life.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 8
What do you do when life doesn’t make sense? To whom do you run?
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 9
Why is it that two people looking at the same information can come to different conclusions? It is because of the half-truths they believe. We must be aware of the half-truths Satan tells us.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 10:1-20
The one who lies about eternity to steal our hope will also lie about life here on earth to steal our joy.
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 11
We all want to be important. To someone. What will make us important?
Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 12
As we live we feel like life will always stay the same. One of the realities experience teaches us is that life changes. Will that reality have significance in how we follow God?