Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


March 23, 2009

Is it wisdom? Is it pleasure? Is it toil? Maybe it doesn't matter.

People can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? to the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
- Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 TNIV

Ecclesiastes doesn't have much use for "The Circle of Life." Wealth or poverty? What of it? Wisdom, pleasure, hard work--to gather these and to turn them over to another who simply does the same thing over and over again...point?

Yet in the middle of this harsh social commentary Ecclesiastes drops a bomb. The connection is made with God, the provider, and if there be any meaning, it's found in God. Otherwise, it's chasing after the wind. How's your connection with your God today?

Dale Patterson