Title: Pleasures Without Joy
Text: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
Pleasures may abound, but joy can remain elusive. How can we find joy that remains regardless of our circumstances?
What are some of the “pleasures of life” that people in your life station tend to pursue? E.g. good food, latest gadgets, etc. What are the limitations of such pleasures?
Solomon acknowledged that our days on earth are short using the terms “the few days of their lives”. Would you consider life on earth as short? Recall some personal moments or experiences that taught you that life is short and can be fragile as well. Share these with one another. How does this perspective affect the way we live our lives?
Pleasure can be sought through achievements, acquisitions and accolades, but all of them come with their own shortcomings. Of the three, which do you tend to chase after? Why does it give you pleasure?
How can we invest more in things that bring us eternal joy rather than in things the bring only temporal pleasure?