Monday, April 17, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 5 of 41

The Glory of God (cont)

1 Tim. 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the  
        living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

Acts 14:17
Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and 
        fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 

Ecclesiastes 3:9-13
What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can  
        find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

The book of Ecclesiastes shows that this life on earth is full of pain, tragedy and sufereing, but yet at the same time are to take pleasure in everyday life. There is a theme within this book that tells us to enjoy everyday life. In verse 13 the author shares with us….that every man should eat and drink adn enjoy the good of all his labor-it is the gift of God. The author explains how we are to live our lives in this present age. Amidst the pain and suffering of this age, every good and right pleasure I experience in this life is a gift from God to me to enjoy. 

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