The title, “Ecclesiastes”, comes from the Greek word, “ekklesiastes”, meaning “preacher”. Don’t you feel as though that’s exactly what this book is doing? Preaching. Speaking to the raw parts of our hearts.
If you’re ready for more, read chapter 6 here.
You have a home. You have breath in your lungs. You probably ate at least three meals today. In fact, you probably have food in your pantry right now. Do you have hot water available? Not only are you blessed. You’re rich.
But are you content with all of this? Are you really enjoying these things? Do you find yourself wanting more?
The truth is, even if and when you obtain those things that are in your current view, life will still pretty much feel the same as it does now.
We can’t be truly, deep down, satisfied with what we think we want. Sure, we can have beautiful and healthy families and relationships are definitely a comfort. But only God provides true satisfaction. Out of that, comes grace to enjoy the blessings and riches we’ve been given.
It’s all. about. God.
Loving Him, seeking Him, obeying Him, honoring Him, acknowledging Him.
Let’s do that today friend. Let’s open our hands, close our eyes, and tell God, “All I have and want is Yours, Lord. All I want and need is You.”
How’s that contentment doing now?