Eat, Drink, Be Merry, Day 26
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 is one of my favorite Bible passages because it assures me that eating, drinking, enjoying fellowship, and enjoying the fruits of labor is good and godly.
Does God want you to be happy? I think there’s a lot of writing out there that says God’s design for your life and your marriage is holiness, drawing us closer to Him, and bringing Him glory. There’s nothing inherently wrong about this, in fact, it’s Scriptural. However, I do think sometimes we lose sight of enjoying life now when we’re too future-focused. God wants us to have fun. God has a sense of humor. Just look at Job 40-41 and you’ll see evidence of God’s sarcasm. God wants us to enjoy life.
Christians can have fun. In fact, I think we have the most fun because we have freedom in Christ Jesus. We have eternal joy.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.”
Jesus says in John 10:10 – “I have come so that they might have life abundantly.”
In Song of Solomon 5:1, God interjects and approves of marital intimacy by saying, “Eat, friends; drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers.”
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines imbibe as “to take in or up completely” like a sponge soaks up everything or “to receive into the mind and retain.”
Take your husband in completely. Soak up his love like a sponge. Retain the joy God has given you in your hearts. Enjoy life together. Choose joy! Choose to do good to one another. It’s essential for a healthy, thriving marriage, and it’s godly.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 says, “Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.”
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