OVERVIEW: Regardless of what we accumulate or believe we lack, we must enjoy what we have because there’s no guarantee how long it or we will last.
BIG IDEA: Death is inevitable.
KEY VERSE: Ecclesiastes 6:2
God gives some people great wealth and honor and everything they could ever want, but then he doesn’t give them the chance to enjoy these things. They die, and someone else, even a stranger, ends up enjoying their wealth! This is meaningless—a sickening tragedy.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Do not equate my love based on what you own. I enjoy blessing my children, but all blessings are not material. But take time to enjoy what you have—whether it is abundant or minimal—for nothing lasts forever. Many have an enormous amount of property, food, and wealth yet live miserable lives. They have not learned to give thanks, for they have not turned to me. The more you recognize my goodness and remember to give thanks for whatever you have, the greater your ability to enjoy.
Many with few possessions or income experience greater joy than those surrounded by riches. Joy and contentment are not measured by things but by the size of each person’s heart. Take pleasure in what you have, but don’t cling to it, for it is not your source of joy or happiness. I am. Turn to me and give thanks. Then let your joy-filled heart take pleasure in my provision.
Take time today to enjoy who you’re with and what you have. Make an effort to pause several times today and acknowledge your blessing for what God has provided.
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