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5. Do You Really Have Control?

Series: Life Under the Jozi Sun
Preacher: David Kobedi
Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 3: 16 – 22

Are you really in control of your world? Ecclesiastes appears very different to Proverbs which gives a life that seems to have cause and effect. Something happens, and there’s always the same consequence. One works hard, they get the job; one is wise, good things follow. However, this Ecclesiastes is far more frustrating in that it shows the inconsistency of the world. One works hard, someone else gets the job; One is wise, and they suffer still.

This book leaves us frustrated. The idea of injustice is something we hate. We want a world which works like Proverbs. The way things appear in Ecclesiastes is that we eat, sleep, live in an un just world and then we die. Is there hope? Is there something that we can live for which gives life eternal meaning?

Topics: Control. Meaninglessness of life. Frustration. Injustice. Hope

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