Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 19 Also, every man to whom God has given riches and possessions, and the power to enjoy them and to accept his appointed lot and to rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God [to him].20 For he shall not much remember [seriously] the days of his life, because God [Himself] answers … Continue reading Every good and perfect gift comes from God, so let’s focus on the giver instead of the gift and be content with what we have since with God we have everything we need.
Ecclesiastes 3:14 14 I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is]. What is the purpose of life? It is that we should revere … Continue reading Do you know what your purpose is in life? Do you know where your purpose starts or comes from? Once you know whom it is from, it will be possible to fulfill your purpose.
Ecclesiastes 2:11 11 Then I looked on all that my hands had done and the labor I had spent in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it, and there was no profit under the sun. Solomon summarized all his attempts at finding life's meaning … Continue reading Are you chasing after the wind while trying to find meaning in life? Security and self-worth are not found in these accomplishments, but in the love of God.
Proverbs 29:25 25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high. Fear of people can hamper everything you try to do. In extreme forms, it can make you afraid to leave your home. By contrast, fear of … Continue reading Don’t be hampered or held back by fear. Put your hope and trust in God who can turn harm that was intended by others into good for those who trust in him.
Proverbs 27:15-16 15 A continual dripping on a day of violent showers and a contentious woman are alike; 16 Whoever attempts to restrain [a contentious woman] might as well try to stop the wind--his right hand encounters oil [and she slips through his fingers]. Quarrelsome nagging, a steady stream of unwanted advice, is a form … Continue reading Are you nagging or giving unwanted advice? Consider your motives and try using words of patience and love and then watch and see what happens.