acceptance and joy

KEY TO HAPPINESS

January 2016 (17)Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

18 Take note of this! I have discovered that the proper and appropriate way to live is to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all your work under the sun. A person only has a few days to live that God has given, this is what he is given. 19 For those to whom God has given wealth and possessions and ability to enjoy them, accept that gift and rejoice in that work – it is a gift from God. 20 A person so blessed will not much remember the hard days of his life because God will have kept him busy doing what made him happy.

acceptance and joy

The collector reflects on his busy and productive life and concludes that somewhere in the midst of all that he did and in spite of all he had, he did not stop and thank God for it all. He could have found enjoyment in knowing that everything he had was a gift from God, and all his work was a reason to rejoice in God’s grace. So, he offers that wisdom to the next generation. Never be too busy to acknowledge the grace of God in your life. Accept his gifts, and take joy in his love.

LORD, for all you have given us, and for everything you allow us to do, we are thankful.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary and church elder.
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