Bread and Wine!
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Ecclesiastes 9: 7
We can take this verse in two different ways.
One is deeper truth and the other one a normal truth.
1 . Eating bread with joy means taking delight in the word of God.
The psalmist says,
Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. (Ps119:92,97)
Driking wine with merry heart means taking delight in the Holy Ghost.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Rom 14:17)
2 . “Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart.” This is the counselling God gives you. If your deeds are pleasing before the eyes of God, you can surely eat your food with joy and drink your wine happily.
Look at the people of the world. Many of them have beds but are unable to sleep. They have food, but the sorrows choke their throat preventing them from eating. Wine is accessible but there is no desire to drink. Though everything is available, they are unable to enjoy them.
Many people live with great distress for being unable to enjoy the great things they possess. Solomon the wise says, “And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour—it is the gift of God” (Ecc 3:13). On one side is the toiling to earn things and on the other side is the sorrowful situation of being unable to enjoy them.
What is the gift of God? Being able to enjoy all the things earned through labour is the gift of God. Dear child of God, eat anything which God gives you with gratitude. Whatever simple food it may be, eat them with all happiness. However simple the food given by God may be, accept it happily.
The raven came and gave food to Elijah and he ate it happily. Water from the brook Cherith was available for him to drink and he drank it happily. The worry of where the food for the next meal would come from was not in him because God took that responsibility. God had arranged him flour and oil even in the home of the widow of Zarephath.
Jesus Christ said, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink?’ or ‘what shall we wear? Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt 6:31, 34).
“…man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
Dear child of God, eat your food and drink your wine happily. The body of Christ stays as the bread of life and the wine, His blood to you.
Stay Blessed 😊
🍞BOOMERANG OF BREAD🍞
Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days – Ecs. 11:1
The bread that Solomon was speaking about, are the different talents, abilities, and gifts we have.
🤴Solomon said, “Cast it.”
👉There are things that need to be cast away, in God’s way, so that when it returns it becomes a blessing.
👉Here are a few things we can apply in our lives right away.
- No deposit, no return
📍If we give nothing we will receive nothing.
📍That is a Kingdom principle.
📍If we do not give things over to God, God cannot fix it.
📍If we do not pray, we cannot have answered prayer.
📍If we do not sow the seeds, we cannot receive a harvest.
📍If we do not witness to people, we are never going to have souls saved.
📍God does not reward “nothing.”
📍For example, God will not reward idleness.
📍But He will reward faith with works.
- The return will always take time
🔖Ecclesiastes 11:1 – —-for you will find it after many days.
🔖One day is as a thousand to the Lord. God’s timing is unpredictable. (2 Peter 3:8)
- Be a risk taker
📌Eccles. 11:1 – Cast your bread…
📌Each part of God’s plan for our lives is activated by taking a risk.
📌He will give us the end result, but the steps to that plan must be initiated by us, by faith.
📌God told Abraham to move from his country.
📌 He never spoke to him again until after he had moved.
- Give over and above expectations
🔺Ecclesiastes 11: 2 – Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, For you do not know what evil will be on the earth.
🔺By sharing what we have, we are honoring God, so that we can ensure our wellbeing and that of our families.
- Do not make excuses
🔸Regardless of our personal circumstances, we should present ourselves to God, by faith.
🔸God wants to use us for His purposes.
🔸God is not looking for excuses but our for commitment.
- Expect things beyond your understanding
🔹God knows our situation.
🔹Even though we are in a unique situation, He has a unique solution for us.
🔹Nothing is too hard or too difficult for God.
🔹Expect a miracle.
🔹He knows how to work it out and ensure a good outcome.
- He was there all the time
(Ecclesiastes 11: 9-10)
🔻God is faithful.
🔻As we trust Him day by day and sow into His Kingdom, we will enjoy a future harvest.
🔻Our future will be secure.
- Keep your eyes on the big picture
Ecclesiastes 11: 9-10
♦️Enjoying the benefits of the Kingdom means we have to plan what we want and then sow and wait.
♦️The blessings do not necessarily come in a day, a week, a month, or a year.
♦️It takes years and years to reap a harvest.
♦️The things of the Kingdom are priceless and everlasting.
♦️But we have to be patient.
♦️The best thing that we can do is to give our lives over to Jesus.
💥God is teaching us to be obedient to His way because He wants to bless us.
💥That is the only way for our ministry to be birthed, or for our marriage to be blessed, or for finances to come our way, or for our talents to be enhanced.
💥If we give it to God, when He is ready to bring it back, it will come back in a different form and it will be better and be a blessing and not a burden.
SHALL WE SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST ❓