- The world is obsessed with money, and all of the art and media we create reflect this clearly.
- But the idea that money is evil isn’t actually biblical. What really matters is where we place our hope, trust, and attention.
- But we still look for money to satisfy us, but it never will. That doesn’t stop us from trying to make it satisfy us though!
What’s something that’s important to you that doesn’t relate to money in some way, i.e. you don’t have to earn it or spend it. What is that thing? How significant is it to you?
What’s a luxury that you have turned into a necessity? Do you think turning luxuries into necessities is a bad thing?
Do the verses from Ecclesiastes surprise you? What do you think its author means when they say there is nothing better than to “eat, drink, and find enjoyment in [your] toil”?
Read the entirety of Ecclesiastes 1. Spend some time processing both what these verses would have meant in the time of Solomon, but also what they mean for us in the 21st century. Do a little research if you need to! Is there anything that feels particularly applicable to life today? What is it?