“Since the Fall the world has been plagued by death and injustice, but one day Jesus will return, fully and finally fixing the world.”

September 16, 2018

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes identifies two realities of life in a fallen world that undermine the pursuit of “gain” under the sun: Death and Injustice. These twin evils show us our weakness and the extent to which the world is fallen and broken. All of this points us to the fact that we need to be rescued, and that one day God is going to bring life where there is death, and bring justice where there is injustice.

Application Questions

  1. Do you shield yourself from the realities of the world, or do you honestly see the death, injustice, and brokenness around you?
  2. What would it look like for you to embrace the reality of your human weakness and limitedness under God’s sovereignty?
  3. How deeply impacted are you by oppression and injustice in this world? How do injustice and power relate to one another?
  4. What is the Christian responsibility towards oppression and injustice, and how should we think about oppression and injustice in our world?

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Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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