Speaker: Pastor Dave Hwang
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
"The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
'Vanity of vanities,' says the Preacher;
'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'
What profit has a man from all his labor
In which he toils under the sun?
One generation passes away, and another generation comes;
But the earth abides forever.
The sun also rises, and the sun goes down,
And hastens to the place where it arose.
The wind goes toward the south,
And turns around to the north;
The wind whirls about continually,
And comes again on its circuit.
All the rivers run into the sea,
Yet the sea is not full;
To the place from which the rivers come,
There they return again.
All things are full of labor;
Man cannot express it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor the ear filled with hearing.
That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which it may be said,
'See, this is new'?
It has already been in ancient times before us.
There is no remembrance of former things,
Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
By those who will come after."
Solomon doesn't refer to himself by his given name, but by his title: The One who Addresses the Assembly
Assembler of the people into the presence of God
Written in the context of abundance
Feast of Tabernacles
-Celebrating God's provision
Risk of forgetting God in times of plenty
If there is a separation between the Blesser and the blessing, we are in dire straits.
The false Gospel results
-The risk for this is high, especiall in times of plenty.
God becomes the means to getting what we want.
To know and value what's really valuable: A relationship with God
He has put eternity in our hearts.
If we separate any part of ourselves from God, we are left holding Death.
Religion taken out of context is Vanity.
We were made to intrinsically value the more valuable things.
-So we will seek after Him - He is the most valuable
Satan keeps filling our lives with things of 'value' outside of God.
We buy right into it.
Hunger for invaluable things because we think they're valuable.
Ecclesiastes cuts through the noise of Satan's deceptions.
A reminder of what's really valuable
Go to the Source
-Why accept counterfeit junk?
-We have access to the real deal
Why do we want goods when we can have God?
Where your heart is, there will your treasure be also.
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