Why Bother? Dailies in His Word

Dailies~ in His Word
October 9, 2019

Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”
 Ecclesiastes 1:2
 Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works. Ecclesiastes 9:12
As I study through the book of Ecclesiastes I find myself both encouraged and then down trodden, or rather depressed. The teacher, the preacher, the writer, makes us wonder as he goes through every emotion we can fathom as he explains what he has found out about life. As a wise man he has a lot to say!  We read 12 chapters of advice for the young and old alike, as he writes from the wisdom from viewing the ages and stages of life around him. The reader can become caught up I the emotions and read the folly, instead of the wisdom as a good thing for a few verses but as you continue on you will find it is all good because God has it all in His hands and as long as you put your trust, hope, and enjoyment in His hands then you will find eternal happiness and joy is better than a short moment of fun on the earth!  
So go ahead. Eat your food with joy… with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne! Chapter 9:7

 I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. Chapter 9:11

We are given instruction to enjoy life, to enjoy food and drink but to keep it in moderation as it will have consequences and we will find so many things give us happiness in their time but the long lasting joy from the Lord is the thing to seek. Life on earth is short but life in Christ is eternal and we must remember to keep that as our ballast in life. Stay secure in Christ and know that He is acceptable in all we choose to do in life. Remember that Christ is with us in all we do, even if we choose to pretend that He is not, He is there with us always.
The writer of  the book of Ecclesiastes. also mentions that bad stuff happens to both the good and the evil, but I think what we need to recall is that those who put their trust in God are the ones who ultimately will have someone to lean on when their house falls down.
We are instructed not to be lazy, but to do good, to fix our houses that they do not fall down and to give God the glory in all that we do.
God will open doors for us if we look to Him to do so; but we need to be ready to walk into the life He puts before us and do what God says.
 And further, from these, my son, be warned; the making of many books hath no end, and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh. The end of the whole matter let us hear: -- `Fear God, and keep His commands, for this [is] the whole of man. For every work doth God bring into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether good or bad.' Ecclesiastes 12:11-13

He will bless us and keep us when we accept with our whole heart that He is Lord of all things, all food, clothing, housing, will come and go and the Word of God will remain.
Trust Him, love Him, and Follow Him. Selah!
Heavenly Father, thank you for everything You give, and do for us, over all we ask wisdom to know what is right and good in Your sight, that we may do these. In Jesus’ name amen.
Teresa M. Wilson