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Good food, hard work, things to enjoy

Posted by: David Carroll

Ecclesiastes 5:18-19 (NIV)

Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him--for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God.

God is good. He has created a beautiful world for us to live in and to enjoy. Work is a dignified endeavor. Work is not the curse as some would think. God gave Adam the job of keeping the garden before he sinned. Work is hard but we can find satisfaction in it. God likes work, he is a worker too and finds satisfaction in a job well done. God must like food too. Jesus ate with the disciples every time he appeared after his resurrection. Jesus gave us the Lord's Supper to remember him by. All the things we enjoy in this life are a gift from God. We ought not get greedy and want more than what has been allotted to us. The simple enjoyment of such things disappears when greed is involved.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

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