The Teacher looks out upon the world and sees many human illustrations of the meaninglessness that pervades 'life under the sun': the suffering of the powerless that have no one to comfort them, the envy and jealousy that drives people in their work and careers, the foolishness of those who destroy themselves by opting out of life altogether, the pointlessness of being materially rich and yet relation-ally poor and the short lived popularity of those who gain political power. If our lives are not redeemed for a larger purpose we are doomed to such futility and pointlessness. The gospel of a holy God who will not be satisfied until we are redeemed into valuing His worth and glory more than anything else is a gospel that enables us not merely to survive but 'to live to such an age as this'. We need not be overwhelmed with the cynicism and tragedy of this world nor ignorant of its foolish delusions but graciously in our weakness enabled to live for and through His holy and eternal love.
Thank you Hi John,
Thanking the Father for yours and the churches ministry in the Word. Enjoyed this message however the sound was a bit scratchy so I found it a bit of struggle to hear. Thought I would share that as not sure why it was so, but, as ever thanking all those involved in bringing this to us across the oceans.
John DUNKLEY BTh, Dip.Min. and Dip. Pastoral Studies. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has pastored a number of Baptist churches. He has also ministered at Westcare Baptist Mission - an inner city ministry and served as a voluntary Police Chaplain.