God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

When Should We “Eat Drink and Be Merry” (Ecclesiastes 8:15)?

What Does it Mean to ‘Eat Drink and Be Merry’ in Ecclesiastes 8:15?

  • Ecclesiastes is known as wisdom literature in the Bible. It speaks to the meaning of life, death, and injustice on earth while leaving us with a refreshing view to eat, drink, and be merry. The main repeated theme of Ecclesiastes comes from the Hebrew word Hevel, in which the preacher states in Ecclesiastes 1:2:
  • “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”
  • Although the Hebrew word Hevel is translated as ‘meaningless’ or ‘vanity,’ some scholars argue that that’s not quite what the author is intending. A clearer picture would be the translation ‘vapor.’ The preacher in this book is providing his wisdom by stating that all of life is a vapor. He describes life like trying to bottle fog or capture smoke. It is an enigma—mysterious and incapable of being grasped. Therefore, when he directs us to ‘eat, drink, and be merry’ in Ecclesiastes 8:15, he is shedding light on the joy of life despite its confusing, uncontrollable, and unjust manner.
  • The preacher understands the corrupt world we live in. He looks at humanity’s longing for control, striving for success and happiness, and calls it all vapor—a chasing after the wind. No matter our work ethic, good standing, or healthy choices, the preacher knows that the ‘teacup’ never stops spinning (Ecclesiastes 8:16). He describes life on earth as such:
  • “Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all. For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11-12
  • It is from this view that the preacher offers a solution to the dizziness of our world:
  • “Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 8:15 (KJV)
  • Other versions read:
  • “So I commend enjoyment because there’s nothing better for people to do under the sun but to eat, drink, and be glad. This is what will accompany them in their hard work, during the lifetime that God gives under the sun.” – Common English Bible
  • “And I commend joy, for man has no good thing under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.” – English Standard Version
  • “So I am convinced that we should enjoy ourselves, because the only pleasure we have in this life is eating and drinking and enjoying ourselves. We can at least do this as we labor during the life that God has given us in this world.” – Good News Translation
  • “So, I’m all for just going ahead and having a good time – the best possible. The only earthly good men and women can look forward to is to eat and drink well and have a good time – compensation for the struggle for survival these few years God gives us on earth.” – The Message
  • “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.” – NIV
  • Rather than allowing our anxieties and the pressures of this world to beat us down, Ecclesiastes 8:15 calls us to enjoy the simple gifts that God has given us despite our circumstances.
  • Are We to ‘Eat Drink and Be Merry’ All the Time?
  • Ecclesiastes 8:15 teaches us to be joyful in all circumstances. In the midst of a miscarriage, a failed friendship, or job loss, the preacher would remind us that ‘there is a time for everything’ (Ecclesiastes 3:18), and to experience the joy of God’s gifts despite the worlds teetering foundation. This is not a dismissal of our suffering or tragedy. God sees us in our pain and reminds us that He is with us (Romans 8:38-39). Rather, this is an exhortation to simply be present in God’s gifts to humanity.
  • “I perceived that there is nothing better for [human beings] than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil — this is God’s gift to man.” – Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
  • While all humankind staggers off the ‘teacup’ under the effects of the fall in Genesis 3, God grants the firm foundation of joy to those who He has called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
  • “There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy.” – Ecclesiastes 2:24-26
  • The fact that we have tastebuds to enjoy rich coffee, sweet candied apples, and savory nachos is a gift. God grants us the time to enjoy the work of our hands, and the joy of sitting among old friends. For “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Heavenly lights” (James 1:7).
  • What Does the Bible Say about Enjoying Life?
  • So how are we to enjoy life in a fallen world? Do we just focus on the great tasting food and drink in front of us, or is there more to the new mercies God claims to give us each morning (Lamentations 3:23)? The exhortation of Ecclesiastes is to release our perceived sense of control and enjoy the lot God has given us, no matter what’s thrown our way. In order to do this, we cannot just simply claim to ‘enjoy’ things, but we must seek the very thing that provides joy in the first place. Understanding ultimately who is in control (Proverbs 19:21), who gives and takes away (Job 1:21), and what is most satisfying sobers you. We can enjoy a candied apple at the fair, but our thirst for ultimate satisfaction will never be tamed, and our blurred world will never become clear until we submit to the Giver of all good things.
  • Jesus tells us that He is the way, the truth, and the life, no one can come to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). It is in our surrender of control, identity, and life to Jesus that we receive lifelong satisfying joy.
  • “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” – 1 Peter 1:8-9
  • God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us the ultimate gift of joy in Jesus. He sent His son to live the life we couldn’t live, die a death we deserved, and rose from the grave defeating sin and Satan once and for all. Through belief in Him, we receive an inexpressible joy. All other gifts— friendship, sunsets, good food, and humor, are simply meant to point us back to the joy we have in Him.
  • How Are Christians Called to Live on Earth?
  • That day on the teacups remains burned in my mind. It both reminds me of who I used to be, and how God has transformed my life through Jesus. The more I have sought to submit myself to the Bible and live with an open hand, the more joy I have experienced in the things He gives and the things He takes away. No matter where you are today, let us be reminded of 1 Peter 3:10-12:
  • “Whoever desires to love [and enjoy] life and see good days,
    let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
    let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer.
    But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
  • As Christians, we are called to enjoy life by keeping our tongue from evil, doing good to others, and pursuing peace with all. By enjoying life in this way, we seek to honor the precious blood of Jesus that died to make life possible for us. Whether you feel like you’re sitting on a spinning teacup, or stuck in a fog of dizziness, I encourage you to submit the pieces of life that you’re white-knuckling. Cultivate a grateful heart, appreciate the simple gifts that God has given, and seek to enjoy life by honoring Jesus and obeying His commands. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). Let us not live with the ‘YOLO’ mentality that our actions do not matter but let us enjoy life by pursuing peace and righteousness and thanking God for His grace in our lives.

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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