Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 6:1-8
Key Verse: Verse 2 - “A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease."
Key Words: God giveth him not power to eat
J. Vernon McGee writes:
“A friend told me that when he was in a hotel in Florida, he saw John D. Rockefeller, Sr., sitting and eating his meal. He had just a few little crumbs, some health food, that had been set before him. Over at a side table my friend saw one of the men who worked as a waiter in the hotel sitting with a big juicy steak in front of him. The man who could afford the steak couldn't eat one; the man who could not afford the steak had one to eat because he worked for the hotel. It is better to have a good appetite than a big bank account!
“The rich man can eat only three meals a day, he can sleep on only one bed at a time, and he cannot live longer than the poor man — no matter how many doctors he may have — and he takes nothing with him when he leaves. There is no pocket in a shroud. Job was a rich man, and he said that he had come here with nothing and he was going out the same way. It is rather empty to give one's life to the pursuit of that which does not bring happiness here and has no value hereafter. Some people spend their lives in this kind of an emptiness.”
If there is to be true happiness and contentment in anything we do, we must live by I Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
What to do:
✞ Live your life for Christ, for only then will your accomplishments be eternal.
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