Series: The Misunderstood King
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
August 02, 2020 | John Nix
In 1987, the band U2 released an album called The Joshua Tree. One of the songs is "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." Bono calls it, "a gospel song with a restless spirit." The lyrics speak of trying to find satisfaction and salvation in all kinds of different experiences, but the conclusion is that the search continues because something is still missing. People are looking to find peace for the restless soul. Augustine wisely states that our hearts are restless until they find rest in God through Jesus. The search usually includes religion, relationships, or release, but the search can only reveal that we still haven't found what we're looking for. Jesus is confronted by a wealthy man of influence who seems to have the same question asked by U2, "How do I know if I have eternal life?" This encounter reveals the desperation and the realization that being a disciple of Jesus Christ means finding life also means losing everything. Most people are looking to feel better with no cost, and the primary aim seems to be comfort. We may find some temporary relief for our souls through wealth, power, popularity, or religion, but unless we surrender to Jesus, the song remains, "but I still haven't found what I'm looking for..."
Here are some questions that we hope you'll take a few minutes to think through and answer. And if you are watching with others, please take the opportunity to discuss these questions aloud.
- Read Mark 10:17-31. What stood out to you from this passage? What stood out to you in the message?
- What's the one thing that your heart believes will make you happy besides Jesus?
- Why is wealth such a great threat to following Jesus?
- Where do you need to be last?