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Ecclesiastes Devotional Guide: Week 12

*Every week during our 12 week series in the book of Ecclesiastes we will post a devotional guide that week for the passage that was preached on the most recent Sunday. We encourage you to engage this book of the Bible more fully by walking through this devotional each week after having listened to the sermon on Sunday.*

Week 12- Ecclesiastes 1-12

From the moment your eyes open in the morning you are embarking on a day filled with opportunities. At every moment you are presented with situations and circumstances that give you the chance to know, treasure, enjoy, worship, and obey Christ more. You can take advantage of these opportunities or not. To do so brings perfect joy, fulfillment, meaning, and contentment. To fail to do so will, at best, bring an inferior, fleeting version of these, and will, at worst, bring frustration, discontentment, hopelessness, and meaninglessness. God gives us these opportunities and everything we need in Christ, His word, and the power of the Holy Spirit to daily take hold of the full life only found in Jesus. This is wholly a gift of His love and grace. But we often either don’t see these opportunities or don’t take advantage of them.

Throughout Ecclesiastes Solomon has taken us on quite the journey to find meaning, hope, and fulfillment in this life “under the sun” where sins, struggles, and trials abound. During our short lives we