Today’s passage: Ecclesiastes 11:1-10
- If you cast out your goods, you may or may not have access to it later. But when you give a portion of your goods, you can be sure it was put to good use.
- The world is full of cause and effect. If we wait around for the perfect scenario to do anything, the effect will be that we have done nothing.
- Rejoice in the good days and look at the big picture of life so that we can even rejoice during the dark days.
- Part of Solomon’s reminder of God’s judgement is our command to rejoice. God commands us to have joy in the life He has given us.
- We do not have to be told to follow our hearts…we always do what we do because we want what we want. When we are rejoicing in the Lord, our hearts and eyes will delight in the right path.
Questions to consider:
- How could we apply verses 5 & 6 to our work? What would be wiser than thinking we have a sure solution to any work-related problem?
- Given the context of this passage, how could we successfully put away vexation (Think grumpiness) and evil?
- Knowing that everyone has “light” days and “dark” days, why are some people grumpy and some joyful? What makes the difference? (See Philippians 4:10-13)