• Vanity of Vanities Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

    As Christians, we know that the life to which Ecclesiastes points, that which is beyond life “under the sun” in this present world, is life in the presence of God Himself. Ultimately, we can find meaning in life only in the Creator who has created all things and invests them with meaning. Many things in this world will escape our grasp, but we can rest in the fact that God understands them, that He is working out all things for the good of those who love Him (Rom. 8:28). View Resource

  • The Futility of Life Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1

    As Christians, we are to live life “under heaven” — aware of the Lord who sees us and who will render judgment on what we have done. This means we should be serious about learning His will and fulfilling it in all that we do. On the one hand, the Lord’s grace means we should not fear that He is out to get us when we fail. On the other hand, we must not take this grace for granted but strive to live lives of service to our great King. View Resource

  • Science And Hermeneutics Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1:5

    Many of the supposed conflicts between science and theology would not exist if we would be slower to speak and quicker to learn from other disciplines. Scientists and theologians often end up speaking past one another because they have not taken the time to gain even a basic understanding of each other’s area of study. Let us endeavor not to repeat this error View Resource

  • Nothing New Under the Sun Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1:9

    As we begin our study of Ecclesiastes, take some time today to consider where you have turned to solve the basic questions of life. Before you knew Jesus, where did you look for meaning? Where do you look for meaning today? Do you look to His Word? When you find yourself looking for answers to life’s ultimate questions elsewhere, do you repent and turn to Christ? Such repentance evidences a life that is being transformed by the Spirit. View Resource

  • The Sorrow That Attends Knowledge Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1:16-18

    Coming to understand the limitations of our knowledge and wisdom can be deeply sorrowing. At the same time, however, there are senses in which it can be liberating. First, knowing the limits of our own understanding forces us to flee for refuge to Christ and to recognize that we are ever-dependent on the grace of His wisdom. Furthermore, knowing that our wisdom is limited frees us from the burden of feeling like we must be an expert in all areas of life and knowledge. View Resource