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Goads of Life & Nails of Truth

October 12, 2014

Passage: Ecclesiastes 12:8-12 Speaker: Pastor Jon Kopp Series: Life Under The Sun

Length: 48 mins 59 secs Plays: 3866

Speaker: Jon Kopp - Everything about life under the sun is empty unless God is at the center of it. That is the final conclusion that Solomon makes about the meaning of life before he closes out the book of Ecclesiastes. But, before we examine the final conclusion, have you ever wondered how he got there? How did you find that meaning of life, Solomon? Because it seems like most of your life was wasted on pleasure, earthly thinking and vexation. In our passage today, Solomon puts a postscript on his treatise about life under the sun. And in these verses, he is going to tell us how he came to write the book. He gives validity for it, and in the process he shows us how he came to discover the meaning of life. And it is the same way for all of us. So, Solomon is going to show us that God alone gives meaning to life under the sun. But, how does he do that? How does God show us the meaning of life? In these verses, Solomon is going to answer that question for us, and in the answer, we will find the tools that God uses in men’s hearts to draw us all away from ourselves and our own wisdom to His final, stabilizing words of truth.