Meaningless: Part 1: Setting Out in Life (David Thompson, Chichester) (Ecclesiastes 1:2, Acts 13:16-22)David Thompson, February 11, 2018
Part of the Meaningless series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Everything is meaningless! So says the writer of this verse in Ecclesiastes, but is this really true? David looks at how to find meaning and purpose in godly ambition when setting out in life.
2"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." (WEB)
16Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen. 17The God of this people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they stayed as aliens in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm, he led them out of it. 18For a period of about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. 19When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred fifty years. 20After these things he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22When he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, to whom he also testified, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' (WEB)