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The Secret of Satisfaction

October 27, 2013

Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 Speaker: Pastor Jon Kopp Series: Life Under The Sun

Length: 47 mins 17 secs Plays: 3662

Speaker: Jon Kopp - The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that in an effort to to find the secret to satisfaction, Solomon conducts the largest experiment of human experience imaginable. “Is there any gain to be found from life under the sun?” he asks. And this is a question we’d all love the answer too, isn’t it? Because, when we aren’t happy, what do we blame? Isn’t it always something we don’t have? I’d be happier if this person respected me more. I’d be happier if my husband or wife was more romantic. I’d be happier if I had a better car. More money. A better position at work. More time to myself. So, Solomon says, you know what. I’ll try it. I’ll try all those things. Yes. All. He is quite qualified to conduct such an experiment. He is “king over Israel in Jerusalem.” He has “seen everything that is done under the sun,” and he has “great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before [him].” Solomon is qualified to look for the secret to satisfaction, and He’s going to shoot straight with you in a way that others can’t or won’t. Life under the sun is empty. But, is there satisfaction to be found? May God show us how we can make sense of the days of our short life under the sun.