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Are You Chasing the Wind?

Pastor Nate Brosher

Jan 7, 2024

Are You Chasing the Wind?

Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 NLT

14 And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or

taken from it. God's purpose is that people should fear him. 15 What is

happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has

happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over


  • Ecclesiastes represents the painful autobiography of Solomon who, for much of his life, squandered God's blessings on his own personal pleasure rather than God's glory. He wrote to warn subsequent generations not to make the same tragic error.

  • Solomon said, “God makes the same things happen over and over again!”

Life is a big cycle.

  • Our response determines our cycle of life.

What are we chasing after?

  • If we are chasing and pursuing after anything but God, we are chasing the wind.

Isaiah 66:12 ESV

12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and

the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you

shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees.

God gives us peace like a river.

  • How do we explain peace to someone who is distraught and in pain?

Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what

you need and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God's

peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your

hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

  • Don’t worry about anthing!

1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into

the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food

and clothing, with these we will be content.

  • Godliness – (Reverence, respect towards God) with contentment (a perfect condition of life in which no aid or support is needed) is great gain!

Solomon’s final words

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NLT

13 That's the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey

his commands, for this is everyone's duty. 14 God will judge us for everything

we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.

  • Only we can answer the question internally of what we are chasing after or pursuing.

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