Ecclesiastes – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
This week we joined Solomon on his search for satisfaction in this life under the sun. We explored all the usual paths [wisdom, knowledge, science, education, pleasure, building, creating, possessions, wealth, sex, relationships, a legacy] and we heard Solomon’s brutal conclusion – they are all chasing the wind. Satisfaction can only be found in contentment; contentment can only be found in God and what He gives.
Q. What hopes, dreams, or goals do you have in life? What gets you out of bed each morning?
Q. If you could change one thing in life in the hope that it would bring satisfaction what would it be?
Q. What hints of Genesis 1-3 are found in Ecclesiastes 1-2? What similarities and links might you see between the two passages?
Q. How does God bring satisfaction?
Q. Why might Paul say to Timothy that godliness and contentment are necessary together [1 Timothy 6:6]? Why not just one or the other?
Q. What contribution does Jesus make to this theme of goals, dreams and pursuits of life?