Monday, 8 June 2009

Ecclesiastes 8

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad (v15).

Eat, drink and be glad. This phrase both thrills me and leaves me nervous.

I love the fact that it a grateful response to God's provision. It's thrilling because I can let my mind drift to great meals with good friends. It's thrilling because my mind inevitable moves to that great feast to come, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

But I am also nervous of how shallow "eat & drink & be glad" sounds. I am nervous of allowing hedonism or fatalism any room in my life! Can we as Christians really follow Solomon's advice on this one?!

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