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Scripture

  • Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
  • Luke 12:13-21
  • Colossians 1:16
  • Romans 1:18-23

 

Your comforts in life are uncertain.

  • You can everything and be miserable.
  • God gives gifts to enjoy in life and also the ability/power to enjoy them.  Joy is not inherent in the things in life.   Joy comes through the things in life.  Windows cannot produce light.  They only let the light through.
    • God keeps you alive to enjoy life.
    • God reveals himself through life’s blessings.  Like a window lets in light, blessings let in God.
      • We enjoy blessings by recognizing that God is the one that gave it and he is the one it is for.
      • Don’t fall into the trap of falling more in love with the gift than the giver.

Your knowledge is limited.

  • There is much benefit in wisdom.  As brilliant as you may be, wisdom will not solve your problems since our ultimate problem is not an intellectual one.
  • Our ability to learn and gain knowledge is so limited in scope that we cannot even begin to comprehend how little we are able to know.