by Jeff Strite

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Boredom on the Job (3 of 5)
Series: There Ain't Nothing Better
Jeff Strite
Ecclesiastes 2:17-26

Back in 2009, a 16-year-old British girl was fired from her office job because her manager saw - on Facebook - that she had said her job was ''boring''. She was called into her manager's office and given the following letter:
''Following your comments made on Facebook... we feel it is better that, as you are not happy and do not enjoy your work we end your employment with (our company).''

She was fired because she was bored with her job? Well, it a good thing Solomon was King… because he said pretty much the same thing about his ''job''. He not only found his job boring, he wrote:

''I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.'' Ecclesiastes 2:17

Solomon found his job not only boring... but empty?
But he's the King. He's got everything a man could want.
How could he possibly be bored?

ILLUS: Lee Atwater, former Republican Party chairman, said this before he died:
''The eighties were about acquiring: wealth, power, and prestige. I know. I acquired more wealth and power and prestige than most. But you can acquire all you want and still feel empty.''

Whoa! - you can have all the wealth, power and prestige - and STILL feel empty?

That's bad news for the younger generation. Back in 2007 Pew Research poll surveyed 579 young people between the ages of 18 & 25, and one of their findings was this:
81% of the young people said getting rich is their generation's most important life goal.

These kids want to be rich. They want to have money!
Why? Because money can buy things.
They think that the richer they are... the more possessions they can have.
And thus they can be happy!

But both Solomon and Lee Atwater are telling these young folks: that's a pipe dream.
Solomon and Atwater are telling ...

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