Posted by: Terry | June 6, 2011

Enjoy life!!

Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them. (Neh 8:12 NIV)

When we read the Word the result should be joy, and a life that includes celebration. An amazing thing is that God desires that we enjoy life, even though much of life hard. They had a feast, a party because they read the Word!

Fourteen times in Ecclesiastes, a book that many would claim says that life is meaningless, the writer talks about joy. Repeatedly he says,

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun. (Ecc 8:15 NIV)

The message is that the enjoyment of the simple things is a gift of God, the pursuit of meaningless things does not satisfy. Joy is a fruit of the Sprit, the ability to enjoy life in the midst of darkness is evidence of the presence of God and the spirit in our life.

So go out and enjoy!!! Do something fun, have a great meal, spend time with some friends, but enjoy!

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  1. How come it took some of us so long to realize this? If you don’t mind, I’ll copy this and send it to my kids in Michigan.


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