Need some 3000-year-old inspirational advice for Thanksgiving Day, ……..and/or for the rest of your life?
Thanksgiving has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,”
The belief of a nation being thankful and giving praise to God was recorded in the Bible three thousand years ago. Faith believers will be thankful for the blessings a beneficent Father bestows on them from the Heavens.
King Solomon Ecclesiastes Excerpts
A Time for All Events in Life
3:1 For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth:
that it is best to be content with present things, and cheerful in them, and thankful for them; that all comes from the hand of God; that such good men, who have not at present that joy that others have, may have it, since there is a time for it;
Enjoy Life in the Present
3:12 I have concluded that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they live,
wherefore it is best cheerfully to enjoy the present good things of life,
3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
enjoy the good of all his labour; take the comfort of what he has been labouring for,
In Other Words
“Make God the center of your life and in this way, all of the activities of life will take on a rich meaning and the human heart will be satisfied. Strive to end each day in peace and contentment knowing that we have brought about something of joy, comfort, beauty, or improvement, into the world Yahweh created for us. I believe that in the eyes of our Creator, no endeavor we engage in to accomplish this purpose will be too big, too small or insignificant a role or task. Take pride and satisfaction in your work by dedicating them to the Lord.”
Regards, goodwill blogging, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Bible Hub Ecclesiastes HERE
King Solomon, Meaning and Purpose in Life HERE
(Original Post 11/22/17)