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Ambitious For Affluence

January 31, 2016 Speaker: Art Azurdia Series: In Search Of Meaning

Topic: Affluence Verse: Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9

Pastor Art Azurdia preaching part 15 of the series, "In Search Of Meaning" from Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9.

In this section Solomon is addressing the question, "Is affluence your ambition?" Christianity is not a call to a mandatory poverty, Christianity seeks to destroy money as the God of your heart and to erect in its place an understanding that money is a blessing from God who is to be your most valued treasure. An obsession with money can never be satisfied, the possession of money must never be trusted, contentment is God's gift to give, that not only is wealth heaven sent, so too is the power to enjoy it. Christians must remember that Jesus Christ is the embodiment of this. As Solomon writes, "it is beautiful for a person to eat and drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them."