The God-shaped hole

  • Series: Making sense of a senseless world [Ecclesiastes] #2 of 6
  • Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
  • Location: St Paul's Cooma

After the riddle of life’s seeming monotony in chapter 1, and the dead-end non-solutions of philosophy, wealth, pleasure and achievement in chapter 2, “the Teacher” now turns to the great riddle of time. We so wish we could control our time; but rather time seems to control us. Ecclesiastes offers little clues to what the answers might be, along the way. Here are two:

  1. Receive life with thankfulness to God the giver;
  2. Only God himself can truly satisfy the hunger of the human spirit.

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