Meaning – Ecclesiastes 1

Last week at Saar Fellowship we began a new series through the book of Ecclesiastes. In chapter one Solomon, the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem says that 

Everything is futile!

and that from a human, fleshly, under the sun perspective,

What exists now is what will be, 

and what has been done is what will be done; 

there is nothing truly new on earth.

Nothing new, no real and lasting meaning from anything…It’s all just a puzzle that we are essentially just constantly rearranging the pieces of, but nothing will last.

Let me tell you this:

There is meaning to your life, 

there is lasting and eternal meaning available to you. 

Being part of the Kingdom of God is the highest and most important meaning that we could have in our earthly lives now, because it will outlast and outlive and outshine anything we try and do for ourselves or add to our own lives. You and I have the opportunity to be part of that by putting our faith and hope and trust in Jesus as Lord and Saviour and living for Him each and every day.

There is meaning to your life, there is lasting and eternal meaning available to you, but it comes only through living for the Lord. It comes only through Jesus because of who He is, what He has done, and the amazing, saving, life-changing grace that He shows you.

True meaning for our lives begins with, and continues in, Jesus.

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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