Topic: wisdom Verse: Ecclesiastes 2:12–2:17
Pastor Art Azurdia preaching part five of the series, "In Search Of Meaning" from Ecclesiastes 2:12-17.
Solomon now goes from hedonism to wisdom as the thing he hopes to acquire that will bring meaning and significance to his life apart from God. But wisdom promised more than it could provide and he finds himself dying spiritually, hating life, and fixated upon death. Idols always prove to be deceptive, never living up to their promises--they will ultimately serve to exasperate you. In the end Solomon comes to realize that the inevitiblity of death nullifies the significance of the wisest secular life.
The alternative is finding the wisdom that comes from above the sun, found in the greater wise Man who has replaced death as the ultimate reality, and can take you out of death's hands--Jesus, the perfection of all wisdom.