We are in a series called Chasing the Wind and we are learning how the book of Ecclesiastes still speaks to our struggles today. What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? Is there more to this life than just going through the same routine day after day? In Ecclesiastes, we learn that life is like a vapor and that our lives are about eternity. Since God is the one who gives ultimate meaning in life, we find our meaning in Him.
Today, we study Ecclesiastes chapter 5, and we learn that our satisfaction will never be found in money or possessions. The person who finds the greatest enjoyment in life is the one who has a close, personal relationship with the Giver.
In our broken world, greed leads to injustice and oppression
- Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 NLT
Money will never satisfy
- Ecclesiastes 5:10 NLT
Money only makes life more complicated
- Ecclesiastes 5:11-17 NLT
How do fight the struggle of greed and materialism?
1) We learn to be content with what we have
- Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 NLT
- Ecclesiastes 6:9 (NLT)
- Philippians 4:12–13 (NLT)
2) We learn the power of radical generosity
- Philippians 4:14–17 (NLT)
- 2 Corinthians 9:6–7 (NLT)
3) We learn that Jesus is all we truly need
- 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT)
- Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
- 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NLT)