We cannot afford to distract ourselves from the atrocities and oppressions and wickedness of a sin-riddled world. We have the hope that one day Christ will return to make all things right, and we have the responsibility to bring this good news to the world.
We don't know what seasons of life are in store for us, but we know that God is in control, and we can trust Him whatever time it is.
God is not some killjoy, who is out to ruin our fun. He wants us to enjoy ourselves in Him, so that in our eating and drinking and whatever we are doing, God might be glorified in us as we find ourselves satisfied in Him.
In the first sermon of our new sermon series on Ecclesiastes, the Preacher is pointing us to a Saviour who alone can rescue us from our toilsome search for meaning and who can ultimately satisfy our weary souls.