Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do.  Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil.  Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun— all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.  – Ecclesiastes 9.7-10

If you can cut through the author’s emotional state of frustration, this really is a nice outlook on life. 

Enjoy your meals.  Enjoy your character.  Enjoy your wife.  Enjoy your work.  Enjoy life.

For some reason, it feels like we often need permission to enjoy.


2 responses to “Enjoy

  1. Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite chapters in God’s Word. Not only is Solomon a first-class philosopher, but his musings point us in a single direction: towards a Creator-God in whom we can trust. Friends and I are studying Ecclesiastes right now, and I recently posted a brief summary of my thoughts so far on my blog (themindroom.blogspot.com); feel free to join in if you ever wanted to revisit the subject.

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