Thursday, 15 October 2020

Our lot in life

What does it mean "to enjoy your lot in life?"

I am sure you have an idea of what that means. In our passage today, Solomon muses over the fact that if we can be at peace about our 'lot in life' then we are on the road to understanding contentment.

"Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life. And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God. God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past." - Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

Perhaps it is worth thinking about this today? 

What does this imply for us if we feel as if we have been badly treated? Is this how God wants us to remain? Must we then just accept our lot in life?

This is a challenging thing to ponder?

Living in Grace


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