The Vanity of Knowing
Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, Ecclesiastes 2:13-17, Ecclesiastes 7:16-19, Ecclesiastes 8:16-17
It's ok to hate life.
Know that you don't know.
Seek wisdom, not for gain, but for God Himself.
- Do you ever hate life? Is so, what parts of life "under the sun" are most grievous (2:17) to you? Don't be afraid to be honest.
- Does knowing stuff make you feel like you're in control of your life? But are you really?
- If we are limited in what we can know, what should the character of our knowing be? Read James 3:13-18 and reflect together on what "wisdom from above" is like.
- Why seek wisdom? What happiness comes from it?