Day 7

Weekly Truth

from the Ecclesiastes reading plan


Ecclesiastes 2:26

BY She Reads Truth

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry the good news of Jesus with us wherever we go.

This week we will memorize a verse from Ecclesiastes about the fruit that comes from following God.

For to the person who is pleasing in his sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy.
—Ecclesiastes 2:26a

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20 thoughts on "Weekly Truth"

  1. Makenzie Benish says:

    This verse is a good reminder that God has already given us the tools to help us conquer everything we face in a day. He gives us wisdom found in the Bible that we can apply to any circumstance, and we can approach his throne with confidence and ask for help with anything also. He gives us knowledge of his promises, his faithfulness, and his truth to rely on throughout each day. And he gives us joy, eternal joy, no matter the circumstance, each and every day. We have to choose to reach out and accept and utilize his gifts. Thank you lord for providing for us in ways that we cannot comprehend!

  2. Avis DeniseGraves says:

    ❤️

  3. DOROTHY says:

    Churchmouse, you and I were thinking along the same lines today.
    Such good and intriguing questions Jenna, I will have to ponder over them.

  4. Ashley White says:

    ❤️

  5. K D says:

    Love this verse!

  6. Theodora Ana Lizama says:

    Today is a special day ♥️

  7. Kristen Freeman says:

    I’ve been working hard at a job that I put too much of my self-worth and identity into for the last 5 years. Due to COVID, me and many of my coworkers will be laid off at the end of June. This was a good reminder to enjoy the work I was able to do, and to trust God to provide for me in my hurt and uncertainty moving forward.

  8. Caitie Drost says:

    24There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God. 25For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him? 26For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

    The full context of this verse illuminated so much more for me! Verse 24 is confusing at first glance – God wants us to sit back, relax, and be content with what we’ve done? YES, because of Christ. This entire book hints at the coming Messiah, at the day when the need for striving to make up for our sins would cease. This is a gorgeous pronouncement of peace and rest over the people of God. Because of Jesus, we can rest in the knowledge that whatever work we can manage is enough, that we are enough for whatever work we are called to, because He is enough.

    1. Caitie Drost says:

      (Whoops, I hit post too early, haha.)

      This is not complacency, but relaxing into the joy of knowing that we are good in His sight because of Christ. It seems impossible that God would find us good. That our work would ever be enough. That we would ever be acceptable. But in Jesus, this is not only possible, but reality. I think the mention of the “sinner” in verse 26 is not dividing folks into two camps of righteous and sinners, but rather to illustrate that before we come to the knowledge that Jesus has changed everything, we’re stuck in the mindset that we are just sinners who have to work work work to earn our keep. But when we realize Jesus has done the work already, that all we have to do is fall into His ocean of grace, we see our true selves as He sees us – clean, washed in His blood, enough, and yes, even GOOD. Hallelujah.

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