Hope When Empty

“Futile! Futile!” laments the Teacher. “Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!” What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth? (Ecclesiastes 1:2-3 NET)

The Common English Bible reads, “Perfectly pointless…. Everything is pointless.” Do you feel like life is like being a hamster stuck running on its wheel? You just wonder, “What is the point?” The writer of Ecclesiastes began his writing by saying the same thing. Listen to how the writer continues this thinking in verses 4-11 in Ecclesiastes 1 because it really summarizes the feeling of life…

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