Ecclesiastes – Sitting on Diamonds
This week’s thoughts continue last week’s conclusion that contentment can only truly be found in God and what He gives. Such a hope can be helped along by 1) Realizing that everything has a purpose in its proper time, 2) Recognizing God’s gifts, 3) Remembering God is in Control (Sovereign), and 4) You do not know the future. Here are some further thoughts to think through:
Q. Where would you place yourself on a scale from 1 to 10, when 1 is ‘utterly discontent’ and 10 is ‘completely content’.
Q. What things, circumstances, or situations influence your contentment?
Q. Pick a word that might summarize the ‘season’ that you find yourself in now [it doesn’t have to be a word from 3:2-8].
Q. Think of a time when life did not go according to your plan. How did you respond to that?
Q. What gifts has God given for you to enjoy now?
Q. How does God’s Sovereignty specifically impact your life now?
Q. How might God’s Sovereignty impact your life tomorrow?
Q. Considering the context of the prior verses, what do you think Paul has in mind when he says in Philippians 4:13, ‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.’?