Chasing the Wind: Experiencing God’s Clarity in a Confusing World, Part 2

August 22, 2021

Ecclesiastes 2

Solomon conducted his search for life’s meaning as an experiment.  He first tried pursuing pleasure.  He began grand public works programs, bought slaves, had many wives, set his mind of complex matters, became extremely wealthy, organized musical groups and supported the arts.  But none of these gave him the satisfaction he was seeking.  Some of the pleasures Solomon sought were wrong and some were worthy, but even the worthy pursuits were futile when he pursued them as an end in themselves.  We must look beyond our activities to the reasons we do them.  Is our goal in life to search for meaning, or to search for God who gives meaning?