Thursday, October 4, 2012

Labor does not satisfy

7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. : 8 For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 6:7-9

Why do we work? We would all agree that one works to put food on the table and to supply the means to buy the things one needs.

Do you know people who work and work and work? I do, as a matter of fact a few names come quickly to my mind. I know people who work so much they have no time to spend with family. No time to relax and enjoy the things around them. No time to stop and smell the roses.

There is nothing wrong with working. As a matter of fact, it is good and right to work and provide for one’s family. The problem is not with the working but with letting the work consume every waking minute of the day. Life is too short to just work it away.

Take time today to put some of the work away, for a time, and enjoy the blessings the Lord has given you.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Psalm 103:2  

Have a blessed day,

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