Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday's Word, Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.


Cristake said...

This verses look to me like an urge to have joy over the simple things of life... those that we forget or leave behind, to get "bigger and better" ones. Jus like Don Quijotte - but I'm not sure such a Don Quijotte could get saved, speaking in Christian terms. And I wonder: fooling ourselves when seeking "bigger, brighter" reasons of joy - it's just a waste of time or even a threat on saving our souls?

Br'er Shaygetz said...

I've always read it similarly, to have joy in your situation...once reconciled to God in Christ, there is no need for somber sack cloth and ashes mind games. Enjoy what you have, knowing it all came from His hand, including some of life's biggest decisions---choice of spouse and life vocation.