Feeling the Vanity of Life Apart from God
Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:2–1:11
What does a soul apart from God look like?
What if a soul gains all that the world has to offer but is not centered around God? Would that life be satisfied without God?
Ecclesiastes shows us that Solomon was full of humility at the end of his life, and in his consequent honesty and transparency, he tells his life struggles for our own benefit. He does not want us, the readers, to relive his sad recorded experiences, but rather to learn from them and thus make choices that draw us closer to God.
Four Observations about Life Apart from God
- Feel the vanity apart from God. (Ecclesiastes 1:2,3)
- Feel the monotony of life apart from God. (Ecclesiastes 1:4-7)
- Feel the weariness of life apart from God. (Ecclesiastes 1:8)
- Feel the frustration of life apart from God. (Ecclesiastes 1:9-11)