As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 NIV Ecclesiastes 1:1 NIV Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV Seven paths to dissatisfaction HEALTH/LONGEVITY. Eccles. 1:4,11 Seven paths to dissatisfaction EDUCATION. Eccles. 1:13,16,17 Seven paths to dissatisfaction PLEASURE. Eccles. 2:1-3 Seven paths to dissatisfaction WORK/ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Eccles. 2:4-6 Seven paths to dissatisfaction WEALTH. Eccles. 2:7-8 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17 NIV Seven paths to dissatisfaction ILLICIT SEX. Eccles. 2:8 Seven paths to dissatisfaction FAME. Eccles. 2:9 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 1:14 NIV That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Ecclesiastes 12:13 NLT Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study: Opener: Which of the 7 dissatisfaction pursuits that Solomon mentions most entices you (health/longevity, education, work/accomplishments, pleasure, wealth, illicit sex, fame)? Or is there another idol that you seek satisfaction in? Go to the Source: Read Ecclesiastes 12:13 Read Psalm 42:1-2 In your own words, describe the hope of the biblical writers. Live it out: What will it take for you to live in God having Him only as the source of your satisfaction? What idol do you need to let go of? How can your group help you on this quest?