IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?

BE SATISFIED By Warren W. Weirsbe a commentary of Ecclesiastes

This summer I have decided to mix things up a bit. I am joining a ladies bible study. Well, kind of. I won’t be able to meet with the ladies face-to-face for this Bible study. What I can do (and you too!) is study from home and share my responses here at FaithfullyDrivenHearts.com, with you.be satisfied

If you choose to study along with us (wonderful!) than you will need your own copy of BE SATISFIED as well as your BIBLE. We will be studying one chapter every two weeks. I will be posting the chapter title along with questions to ponder on.

To get us started I thought I would just share the questions from chapter one, page 25-26.

 

CHAPTER ONE

Read Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 and the first chapter of BE SATISFIED.


  1. How would you describe life in ten to fifteen words?
  2. Do you know anyone who sees life as meaningless or futile? If so, what reasons might he or she give?
  3. What are some evidences of despair among people today (perhaps shown on TV, in film, or in behaviors you’ve observed)?
  4. What are some positive alternatives to the despair that people choose in this life?
  5. Why did Solomon, who had so much, feel such emptiness in life?
  6. What advice would you have given Solomon for finding meaning in life?
  7. Are you satisfied with your life? If not, what do you think would bring you satisfaction?
  8. What do you think is the main reason some Christians don’t feel “victory” in their everyday lives?
  9. Do you think the average Christian today feels more or less satisfied than the average Christian thirty years ago? Why?
  10. How would you compare Solomon’s attitude toward life with what Jesus taught?

Keep in mind, whatever you chose to share will be open to all. I will be sharing what I feel is appropriate, I hope you feel open in doing the same. No matter how much or little you share is entirely up to you. You might not want to share anything at all. And that is OK. Just be sure to keep your own journal of this Bible study for future reflection.

Blessings to you all!

Katie

P.S. My response will come in the reply below!

One thought on “IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?

  1. My response;
    After reading Ecclesiastes and the first chapter of our text I found myself pondering these uneasy words; vanity, emptiness, loneliness, ect. And then, VICTORY. This one word trumped all the uneasy words that flooded my head. VICTORY, VICTORY IN JESUS!
    I wasn’t really prompted to list ten to fifteen words that described life. Instead, this is what I will be sharing (for now).
    Given the choice without question I choose victory over vanity. But is that what I have always chosen? Good question. Unfortunately, some of us have been taunted with a sea of past (or present) vanity. One woman’s vanity will most certainly look different from the next woman’s, nevertheless, it is vanity. Sin is sin.
    We have all fallen short of the glory of God and are deserving of eternal punishment. Thanks be to our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, for what he endured on the cross for my sins, your sins and the sins of the whole world. It is not my (or your) victory; it is Christ alone who claims victory over my (and your) life. What he suffered on the cross was for us all. Now because he called me (you) to be HIS own dear child of God I (you) am able, by the power of the Holy Spirit given to me (you) at Salvation. We are able to call on His name for every heavenly guidance and earthly forgiveness. My scares no longer remind me of my past vanity but that of forgiveness and grace.

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