Week 2. Thursday: Be Happy and Do Good
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage Solomon tell us that there is nothing better for us to be happy and do good in the short time we have in this life. While our happiness is not God’s number one goal, He does want us to enjoy the life He has given us. Solomon says that finding satisfaction is a gift of God. We also find this truth in the New Testament when Paul writes to Timothy that “God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” - 1 Timothy 6:17
Takeaway: Find a way to enjoy the life God has given you.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
What do you enjoy about your life? Why?
What do you not enjoy about your life? Why?
What could you change so that you could find more satisfaction?
PRAY: Ask God to help you find joy and contentment.