One commentator says that this is about the average person who has a living wage. That they will not brood over the past or worry about the future but enjoy their lot (Matt. 6:25-34, Phil. 4:4-7). I was struck by the word enjoy - 'enjoy wealth and possessions'.. find 'enjoyment in toil' and know 'God's joy in our hearts.' The whole lot is a gift of God for us to enjoy today. Sadly, I know for some (especially in current economic trials) there is no toil and they long to be employed. And others have minimal wealth and possessions. Further, these verses are not a mandate to indulge in selfish luxury. But, for an average person like me, it's about realizing what my 'lot' is all about as God's gift, and making the most of it today. Enjoy!
All to whom God gives wealth and possessions and whom he enables to enjoy them, and to accept their lot and find enjoyment in their toil - this is the gift of God. For they will scarecly brood over the days of their lives, because God keeps them occupied with the joy of their hearts.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Enjoying my lot!
This morning's Scriptures included Ecclesiastes 5: 19-20.