Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 6 Feb
Media advertising tells us what we need to be happy and fulfilled in life. It could be you need the right model car. Or you need the right wine or food. Or you need a holiday in another state or even overseas. Or you need the right fitness club. Or you need the right colour house. What has the media advertising told you that you need in order to be fulfilled, content and happy? Paul in writing to Timothy, a young pastor, Paul told him, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” For Solomon he examines where man thinks he can gain fulfillment. Does pleasure and laughter do it? Does the bottle of wine provide contentment? Does Building bigger and better houses give us a sense of fulfillment or embarking on major projects? Or seeking fulfillment in sexual gratification? Yet, as Solomon explores all these means of seeking fulfillment, he will come to the conclusion that without God, all of these ways to fulfillment are meaningless and pointless. It might pay to ask ourselves, “Where have we sought fulfillment?