Shining Light Ministries
Return to Home Page

Daily Devotionals

« Previous
Next »


Date: May 14

Category: The Goodness of God

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26
"There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make himself enjoy good in his labor. Even this, I have seen, is from the hand of God. For who can eat or who can have enjoyment any more than I can – apart from Him? For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it."

Slobodan & Ljiljana KrstevskiThese verses teach about the best things in life. The best things that a man can do include eating, drinking, and enjoying his work. But why do some people not know how to enjoy work? A lot of people just work and work and gather their money, but they never take some time off. They never take some time to have fun. Actually, the Bible says here that they're gathering money just to hand it over to the one who pleases God. So if you're someone who pleases God, then the ungodly people will be gathering for you.

The ability to enjoy things is really God's gift. Yes, we have to work and yes, we have to save our money. But yes, we are also allowed to have fun once in awhile. We have to have a balance. So when you are able to eat, drink, and enjoy your work, that is a gift from God. God doesn't want you to hate your job. He wants to make sure that you have all the best things of this life. It also says that God is the One who gives you wisdom, knowledge, and joy. But He can only give you those things if you please Him. So you have to seek Him and make Him first in your life. If God is first in your life, then you will be able to enjoy your work. God will give you a job that you'll enjoy. But if you don't please Him, you'll just work and work, and you'll just gather all your money only to give it to those who do please God. Isn't that interesting to know?

So we have to make sure that in everything we do, we are pleasing God. God will give us enjoyment in our work when we seek Him first. When we determine that we are going to do the will of God in our lives, that's when God will give us joy in our work. So, do you have food to eat? Do you have water to drink? Do you have work to do? Are you enjoying your work? The Word of God says here that all those things are the best things in life. God is the One who gives us wisdom, knowledge, and joy in life, but only when we please Him. So let's work on pleasing God in everything we say and do.

Copyright by:


<< June 2019 >>

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Devotionals Categories

» After Repentance
» Divine Healing
» Faith Expressed Through Actions
» Follow God
» God Answers
» God's Plans
» Godly Character
» Hard Work and Diligence
» Leadership
» Marriage and Relationships
» New Life in God
» Prosperity
» Satisfied in God
» Setting Goals
» Sow and Reap
» Strength in God
» The Goodness of God
» Trust in God
» Wisdom and Understanding

Order Your Copy Today!

Order Now
Order Now

Order Now
Order Now

Order Now
Order Now

Order Now
Order Now