Ecclesiastes 2 · Rest · Work

rest in Him… not in work…

What has a man for all the toil and striving of heart
with which he toils beneath the sun?
For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation.
Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:22-23 ESV
Work… when we work for ourselves…
it’s toil and strife… sorrow and vexation…
I listen to a loved one…
successful in business…
but vexed… full of complaints…
his heart not at rest…
Working solely for self…
leaves one restless…
no matter how much you make…
no matter how well you do what you do…
it’s all vanity…
I listen with sorrow…
wonder at the way he works to fill the void…
and pray he’ll begin to work for Him…
view the world from an eternal perspective…
finding rest in work… and life…
Jesus says… Take my yoke upon you… learn from me…
and you will find rest for your soul…

Soul rest is what we seek…
and it’s only found in working for Him…
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
Colossians 3:23 ESV

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