Monday, September 21, 2015
Do Whatever You Want Whenever You Want
Today's reading from Our Daily Bread was from Ecclesiastes 9. While the devotion covered living each day well because we don’t know the time of our death (Ecc 9:12), as usual, a different verse attracted me. “Go, eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do” (Eccl 9:7 ESV). Wow, let’s take that one out of context and make it an excuse to do whatever we want whenever we want. A few verses later may be the answer to those who think that this was permission to do anything. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going” (Eccl 9:10 ESV). So put the two verses together without any regard to surrendering your life to Jesus and doing what He wants. Sheol will be the outcome. I pray you will consider Jesus instead.