It’s a Wicked World Pt 2: Competition or Cooperation

Aug 10, 2014 By: Pastor Joseph LoSardo Series: Under the Sun Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:4-16
Overall, this text teaches us that in this wicked world, man’s quest for power and authority usually requires injustice, abuse, competition, and unaccountability. The text warns us against going it alone, and it teaches us that success requires that we cooperate with others in this life. It warns God’s people that we ought to check our motives when it comes to seeking power and authority whether in the world or in the church, especially if it means not loving our neighbor as ourselves along the way. But, at the end of the day, this text teaches us that we really ought not expect to find long-lasting justice, kindness, compassion, and liberality, even with the best of men. This reality ought to keep us dependent upon Christ, who is the only truly just King, and who alone holds the authority and power to usher in lasting righteousness.