God has a gift for you in this life. The gift is finding contentment in the place where God put you. This is true for every Christian! We are equally saved because of Jesus. We are equally God’s holy people. But we have been given different places in life. Solomon encourages us to find the joy in the place that God has given us.
In our Sunday morning Bible Class we are studying the book of Ecclesiastes. The book was written by King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived (1 Kings 3:12), and offers practical insight into the joys, frustrations, and purpose of life. Below is a section that we will be looking at.
Ecclesiastes 5:18–20 (NIV) Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him—for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God. He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.
If you have not been attending this Bible Class, this insight from Solomon is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many useful observations and encouragements in this book. Give the class a try! Time spent in God’s Word is always a blessing!
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