Key Verse 9
My post yesterday morning was not really fleshed out. Let me comment some here.
Let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth, but know...
While people are to enjoy life, they are not to do so recklessly and at other's expense. Still, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a glass of lemonade or kicking back to watch an old movie. What we must remember is that true satisfaction comes not with the world, but with the peace of God. Without Him, we cannot live life to its full and know joy. Someday that faith will be fulfilled when all things are made new. Revelation 21-22 describe the beautiful city that will be established and all the good things - the riches - God has in store for those who seek Him. While our life's joys pale in comparison, we should not live groaning about our life right now. We are surrounded by a beautiful world and many small and big blessings - let's enjoy them! Let's enjoy them in a way that is kind, honest, and pure.
Fear God and keep His Commands.
When we live in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and accept his sacrifice for ourselves, as the payment for our own sins, then we live as Christians. In the knowledge of this, we fear God, because we know how much it cost Him and how very small we are. In the knowledge of this, we have a heart that is grateful and thankful, willing to offer all to do His work and live in a way that is pleasing to Him. We cannot live a Godly life by trying our best to do good. No, a Godly life of faith comes from the knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ. Then, the Holy Spirit can begin to work and change us to be the kinds of people God wants us to be. People of peace and grace, justice and blamelessness, love and gentleness.
One Word: Attitude to live by