Meaningless Pleasure

July 8, 2018 |

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 | Series:

After the stark introduction, The Teacher begins to prove his thesis that life is absurd. The first option that presents itself as a candidate for meaning is simple pleasure - a maximized pursuit of modest enjoyment of what life has to offer. He details his quest for fulfillment, constructs his environment for maximum pleasure and concludes that even in those circumstances the ephemeral joys of life aren’t enough to justify our existence. But the Teacher gestures toward a pleasure beyond our own which proves stable enough to do that - one that even survives death.