Devotions for September 29, 2015

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Ecclesiastes 3:9-13

What do people really get for all their hard work? 10 I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12

Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! 11 The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what good is wealth—except perhaps to watch it slip through your fingers!

12 People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep.

DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS

Q: What wisdom is the writer sharing about work, wealth, and God’s design for it?

Q: At the end of the day, do you feel a satisfaction in your daily work and routine? If not, why? Prayerfully seek God’s heart to be yours.

Q: Who needs encouragement to see their week as a mission for the kingdom of God coming on earth as it is in heaven?

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