Friday, August 24, 2012

It's not having what you want. It's wanting what you got.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26a

24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, 25 for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? 26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy...

It is a sad thing to witness a man who has everything he could ever want and no ability to enjoy it. God may grant by His common grace a person an ability and/or talent that allows said person to accrue massive amounts of wealth and possessions. However, the ability to enjoy said wealth and possessions also is a gift from God.  One does not always necessitate the other.  Plenty of people have plenty of money that they have no ability to enjoy because they spend plenty of time worried about it (plenty).

More than the wealth and health and prosperity for which we so often pray, we would do ourselves well to pray for the ability to enjoy that which we have and that which we may receive in the future.

Having things is no guarantee of enjoying things. God holds even this in His hands.

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