Chasing the Wind: Pleasure

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Wisdom for Life

Chasing the Wind: Pleasure

January 18, 2013   •   Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

Qoheleth (“the Preacher”) is the writer of the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. The Preacher's characteristic refrain is “Vanity, vanity, all is vanity, and a chasing after the wind.” He's reminding us that all worldly human ambition is really a dead end. So maybe the best thing to do – the wisest thing – is to give ourselves to whatever our heart's desire... Not so fast, says the Preacher. Join the conversation on to find out why the Preacher says living for pleasure is equally pointless.

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