What does the book of Ecclesiastes have to say to believers in Jesus Christ today?
Quite a lot, as it turns out.
Sure, the book starts with the refrain, “Emptiness! Emptiness! Everything is emptiness”—but it doesn’t end there.
From Despair Under the Sun to a Shining Face from Beyond the Sun
The author of Ecclesiastes leads us from despair at the meaninglessness of life “under the sun” to the glorious possibility of a face that shines from beyond the sun. If you’re struggling with how to understand this book, here’s a sermon from the book of Ecclesiastes that might be helpful to you.
Watch the message “The Search for a Shining Face.” What did you learn about the book of Ecclesiastes that you didn’t know before you watched this video? What still doesn’t make sense to you about the book of Ecclesiastes? In what areas of your life do you struggle the most to seek the “shining face from beyond the sun”?