THE VANITY OF PLEASURE
Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 (505)
B. Our study this morning deals with the vanity of pleasure. Eccl. 2:1-11
C. Solomon had the resources and opportunities to engage in any pleasures that were
D. Let’s look at King Solomon’s pursuit of pleasure.
I. Solomon sought pleasure through entertainment. Vv1-2
A. “Mirth” means merriment or entertainment. “Laughter” probably means laughter
Involved in foolishness.
B. Entertainment aspect of our society:
II. Solomon pursued pleasure through accomplishments.. Vv3-6
A. Examples (1 Kings 5:5,p 270; 1 Kings 7:1; 2 Chronicles 8:1-6. p 355)
B. Examples in our society:
III. Solomon looked for pleasure through possessions. Vv7-8
A. Examples (2 Chronicles 9-selected verses, p356)
B. Availability of possessions today.
IV. Solomon tried to find pleasure in prominence. V9
A. Example (2 Chronicles 9:22-23, p 357)
B. Examples in our lives:
V. King Solomon’s conclusion. Vv10-11
B. GRASPING FOR THE WIND
Closing: Pleasure is short lived. Hebrews 11:25 (889). Which is better: to pursue pleasure or to
obey God? 1 John 2:15-17 (900)