Sunday, September 6, 2020
Ecclesiastes 4 looks at the world and sees oppression, envy, and power. The writer concludes that, ultimately, the pursuit of money and power are deeply unsatisfying ways to live. Instead he commends contentment – rooted in a right relationship with God, and community – living in right relationship with others. This passage asks us searching and urgent questions in a culture that is obsessed with money and power. Through it God challenges us to ensure that he – and nothing else – is the centre of our lives.