Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study. Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.Read an excerpt from this study below.--------------------------We are all philosophers when it comes to the question of our human value and our purpose in living. A pre-school child asks, “Why did God make me?”—that is, “What is my value?” Older adults in a nursing home raise the issue when someone is visiting: “I don’t know why God lets me live. I’m of no value to anyone.”Asking this question does not have anything to do with one’s education or financial resources. The writer of Ecclesiastes seemed to have everything. Yet he cried,
Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.What do people gain from all the toilat which they toil under the sun?(Ecclesiastes 1:2-3)This writer from long ago put the question poetically, but I have heard it asked by people standing in unemployment lines. We humans insist on having a sense of value. We do so because this is the way we were created. That is one of the things the Book of Genesis is trying to tell us.