“Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart [if you are righteous, wise, and in the hands of God], for God has already accepted your works. Let your garments be always white [with purity], and let your head not lack [the] oil [of gladness].” Ecclesiastes 9:7-8 ->me: This is a great follow on from yesterday. It essentially states the same thing but it hit me stronger and pulled with several other verses that I have floating around in the back of my mind. 1) “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalms 1:1-3 2) “…your heavenly Father knows [everything that you need]. Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” Matthew 6:32b-34 MAIN POINT: Do not do as the world does; focusing all energy on getting what you want, being better than the other guy, or creating great storehouses. Instead, set your eyes on the eternal prize, living as Jesus does (not to be served but to serve) [an example the Preacher did not have], and seeking to understand the heart and mind of your Savior – when you do these things you can rest in the few contentment’s He has given us here on earth.