All of us chase after something. When you were little, you chased after your brother or sister. Later on, you may pursue an award in school, a sports position, a chair in band or a specific scholarship! Throughout our life we chase fame, fortune, relationships, security and various other things. The problem is, when we finally get what we are pursuing, it doesn’t live up to our expectations. It leaves us unfulfilled. It leaves us wanting more. Join us this month as we turn our eyes toward the One who is truly worth chasing after.
Every month we will be sending out a postcard to all of the parents with the topic discussed at Pursuit along with activities and a devotion that we want to challenge you to sit down and go through with your student at some point in time this month.
- Use these questions to lead a discussion with your family this month.
- Name some things that people pursue in life. What do they think they’ll experience/receive if they get these things?
- Give an example of a time when you chased after something in life, thinking it would be amazing, only to be disappointed when you actually got it? Why does this happen?
- Read Eccles. 2:1-11. What did Solomon chase after in life? In verse 11, what did he conclude about these things?
- Why do you think we are always disappointed when we look to be fulfilled through experiences/possessions in life?
- Where does true satisfaction and happiness come from if it is not from these things?
- Read Eccles. 12:13-14. What did Solomon conclude about the purpose of life after all he had experienced? What can we learn from this?
- Pray as a family that you would live your life in the wisdom of Solomon, seeking your happiness in God and His ways.