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MAN’S QUEST FOR THE BEST
“The Satisfied Soul”
August 9, 1998
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
We’re continuing our series of messages this
morning from the book of Ecclesiastes under the
heading: MAN’S QUEST FOR THE BEST.
So . . . take your Bible and turn with me to the
Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. You will recall
that in Ecclesiastes that King Solomon is giving his
testimony. Ecclesiastes is a journal of royalty! And
in his journal . . . Solomon records his quest for the
Now you would think that being King would
give him satisfaction and contentment and meaning
and purpose! But you’re going to learn this morning
that life without God is empty! Even if you’re the
In fact . . . Solomon described his soul in two
words: not satisfied! Listen to chapter 6.3, “but his
soul is not satisfied with goodness” . . . Verse 7,
“and yet his soul is not satisfied.” Here’s a man on
a quest for the best and he ends up like so many
people today with an unsatisfied soul . . . an empty
soul . . . a hollow soul!
Solomon looked at his possessions and
obsessions and realized he wasn’t a satisfied
Here’s a man who had possessions without
peace . . . accumulation without satisfaction . . .
money without meaning . . . cash without
contentment! And perhaps like you: his pockets
were full but his life was empty!
Friend .. God never intended for you to have
life without satisfaction! God never intended for
your soul not be satisfied! God never intended for
your life to be empty!
Now this may come as a surprise to you . . . but
God wants your life to be full with meaning and
purpose! In fact .. God doesn’t want you to merely
endure life . . . He wants you to enjoy life!
What a tragedy to have a soul that lacks
satisfaction. Well . . . this morning from God’s Word
.. I want to show you how you can have a satisfied
soul! That’s right! A Satisfied Soul!
I wa ...
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