TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 1
Introduction of terms: Vanity – Under the sun –
- Find the satisfaction in learning from other’s mistakes Ecclesiastes 1:1-3
- Learn from those who have lived longer than you have
- Learn from experiences others have already had
- Learn from the emptiness experienced by others
- Life lived without purpose can be endless monotony Ecclesiastes 1:4-11
- There is more to this life than living & dying
- There is more to this life than living day by day
- There is nothing more frustrating than having no purpose
- There is nothing emptier than not making a difference
- Live lived independent of God is most empty Ecclesiastes 1:13-18
- Earthly wisdom instead of heavenly wisdom James 3:13-18
- Our own ability & understanding doesn’t compare to God’s Proverbs 8:1-2; 28:26; Jeremiah 17:5
- There is no end to the emptiness of live lived in the flesh I John 2:15-17
- Action Points:
- Are you learning from the mistakes of others or foolishly following the same path?
- What can you do this week to discover your purpose in life so you can fulfill it?
- What change should you make in your life to be closer to the Lord to be more satisfied?