Eat, Drink, and Be Merry – September 4, 2019

Ecclesiastes 7.1-9.18; 2 Corinthians 7.8-16; Psalm 48.1-14; Proverbs 22.17-19

It is interesting that the writer of Ecclesiastes determines that the way to live life is to enjoy it: to eat, drink, and be merry. In what ways does this attitude match how you live your life? In what ways does it seem contrary to your attitude, and perhaps even what you think God might advocate as a “good life?”

Questions:

Would you say that people today have a hard time taking dying to heart? Why do you think this is the case?

We often hesitate speaking a strong word of correction against someone. How does Paul’s writing here give us reason to reconsider this hesitancy?

Spend some time today meditating on God’s unfailing love.

How have the words of wise people help you trust in the Lord?

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