Ecclesiastes, Week 4: Contentment
This week’s message looks at our relationship with God and the circumstances within which we experience him. Ecclesiastes chapter 5 recommends a humble posture before God, where we listen more than speak. That requires stillness within and silence without. However, we are to trust His Word and obey once we hear from him. It’s the first step toward intimacy with God.
The challenge is to do so within circumstances that feel unfair or confused. That’s easier when we understand that the heart of Christian faith is not ultimately about the immediate transformation of our circumstances to escape suffering. Instead, it involves the transformation of our selves into the likeness of Jesus amidst our circumstances. How do we do that with joy and contentment?