Day 33 of the Meaning(less) Reading Plan

Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Solomon has made the case that our worship is more than mere music echoing in the church halls; rather it also is a life that is lived with our words, actions, and finances. When we reach our final day on earth and if we lived a life of contentment in what God has given us, our past will be filled with joy. But this only comes from a worshipful heart. If we live our life full of worry and selfishness, then our expiration date will be marked with sorrow. When we accept God’s gift for us today, there will be meaningful enjoyment our present realities.

These two final verses in this chapter is a call for every believer to worship God, accept what he has given us, and enjoy the blessings he has given us. The heart only finds satisfaction when we focus on the eternal and tune our hearts to the rhythmic melodies of heaven.

What are some ways you can use your words, actions, and possessions/money to bring glory to God?

“If you cannot worship God, it is probably because you are worshiping yourself.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

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