Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already approved your works:
Cross ReferencesNumbers 6:20
The priest shall then wave them as a wave offering before the LORD. This is a holy portion for the priest, in addition to the breast of the wave offering and the thigh that was presented. After that, the Nazirite may drink wine.
Nothing is better for man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work. I have also seen that this is from the hand of God.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity, consider this: God has made one of these along with the other, so that a man cannot discover anything that will come after him.
So I commended the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be merry. For this joy will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives him under the sun.
So if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is futile.
Chapter Outline1. like things happen to good and bad
4. there is a necessity of death unto men
7. Comfort is all their portion in this life
11. God's providence rules over all
13. wisdom is better than strength
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ecclesiastes 3:12, 13
Deuteronomy 12:7, 12
Deuteronomy 16:14, 15
1 Kings 8:66
1 Chronicles 16:1-3
1 Chronicles 29:21-23
2 Chronicles 30:23-27
Genesis 4:4, 5
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