Vanity of Vanities

What is the purpose of life? This age old question results in a variety of answers. Examples of common answers are the pursuits of wealth, power, or knowledge. But what is the true purpose of life? Is life complete when we reach the “magic number” in our bank accounts, step into the CEO position at the company, or read all the classics?

Read Ecclesiastes 2 and Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.

  1. What are the three things the king pursues in Ecclesiastes 2?
  2. Is the king satisfied after he pursues these things?
  3. What is the king’s final conclusion to the purpose of life in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14?
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