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SIMPLICITY OF LIFE

August 8, 2016

Monday

 

True happiness comes from contentment

 

Ecclesiastes 4:6

 

Better is a handful with quiet than two handfuls with toil, and a chasing after wind.

 

 

LESSON

 

Solomon says that wise people live life intentionally and purposefully because they want to grow in godliness and not make the same mistakes over and over. Wise people receive godly instruction and correction, and make adjustments in their life. Wise people are also discerning and don’t just do what evil and foolish people tell them to do. In this way, he says that wise people have a two handed approach to life. They use one hand to work hard and provide for themselves and the other to reach out and befriend the lonely, give to the needy, and embrace the hurting.

Human suffering and ambition can give evidence of meaninglessness. While two are better than one, relationships with other beings are transient as we ourselves cannot provide life with any ultimate sense of meaning or purpose.

 

Memory Verse: James 5:1

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