Today's reading Ecclesiastes 3:1 - Song of Solomon 8:14
"And also that everyman should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God." Ecclesiastes 3:13 KJB
There was an underlining theme as I read through Ecclesiastes. It was about enjoying life, enjoying the fruits of your labor and even enjoying the wife (or husband, in my case!) of your youth. It would seem that Solomon is at a point in his life where he is taking inventory on what is really important and valuable. He does not want us going through our lives just working even working for the Lord without enjoying the blessings of that work.
Our church works at inviting people to come to church. This Sunday there is going to be a picnic after church so we will be able to get to know each other better. After putting in the time to work at the church and work in the neighborhood inviting people it will be really nice to get to know the people that have come to our church plus our co-laborers in Christ.
God wants us to work and he also wants us to enjoy life. What a great God we have that he wants us to live a balanced life of work and also pleasure.