Ecclesiastes: Life Isn’t Easy

Big Idea: Wisdom requires accepting the reality of life.


Wisdom: The skill of applying knowledge to build a flourishing life by aligning yourself with God’s character and purposes.


            Proverbs: Wisdom will bring you a flourishing life.


            Ecclesiastes: Wisdom requires accepting the reality of life. 

            Ecclesiastes 1:1-2


Hevel: Futility? Meaningless? Vanity?

Hevel = vapor

Wisdom requires you to accept that life is hevel.

  1. The insignificance of your life is hevel.

    Ecclesiastes 1:3-10

  2. The equalization of death is hevel.

    Ecclesiastes 3:19-22

  3. The absurdity of chance is hevel.

    Ecclesiastes 9:11-12

    Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

    Ecclesiastes 8:14

Why does recognizing the hevel of this life bring wisdom?

Recognizing hevel helps you embrace the current moment.

            Ecclesiastes 11:8

Recognizing hevel helps you build your life on what is solid.

           Ecclesiastes 12:12-14

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *