In Search of the Meaning of Life (Part 2)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #39 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

During our last time together, we began looking at the issue of people who search for satisfaction, fulfillment, happiness and contentment in the wrong places. We began looking at the writings of King Solomon and the six ways in which he tried to find meaning and purpose in life. We saw how Solomon sought to find meaning and purpose in life through pleasure, accomplishment and achievement, and riches and material possessions. However, all of these ways failed him, and we saw how they fail people today who pursue those same paths. As Solomon himself put it, it is all “vanity and vexation of spirit.” In other words, it is all passing or short lived.

Today, let’s look at the three remaining ways Solomon searched for meaning in life, and how each of these ways failed to provide what he was searching for and fail to provide what people today are searching for as well.

1. First of all, Solomon found that power does not bring meaning or satisfaction in life and people today find that the same is true.

2. Second, Solomon found that wisdom and knowledge did not bring meaning or satisfaction in life and people today find that the same is true.

3. Third, Solomon found that love and romance did not bring meaning or satisfaction in life and people today find the same to be true.

+ Plus, listen to the Andrae Crouch singing “Jesus Came Into My Life” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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