January 24, 2016

Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 (#463)

4 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 5 Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves. 6 Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. – Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 (#463)


1. The futility of ______________ ____ _________

10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. 11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 (#461)


2. The futility of ___________________________ 

We feel the undertow of futility because we start to determine where our life is based on where everyone else is


3. The futility of ______________ _______ 

“Futility can affect us whether we win or lose. We achieve something and wonder, ‘What’s the point?’ or we fall short and wonder, ‘Why bother?’”


4. The futility of _____________ _____ __________

Are you chasing the wind?

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