Week 3. Wednesday: Never Enough
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Ecclesiastes 5:10-12
10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. 11 As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them? 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage Solomon tells us that if we love money and possessions we will never have enough. We will never be satisfied or content. If we love the things of this world, no matter how much we get we will always want more. Many people spend their entire lives playing a game of trial and error. They try one thing to see if it makes them happy. When it fails, they move on to the next thing. Solomon calls this meaningless and chasing the wind.
Takeaway: If you’re not content, change what you want.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
What do you find yourself always wanting more of? Why?
What are you having to sacrifice to get more?
Do you feel like you are chasing the wind? Why or why not?
PRAY: Ask God to help you change what you want to what matters most.