For mars Hill I will be speaking from Ecclesiastes. I wanted to post what I will be covering for insight that could help the message. It is a lot of people so we have a chance to plant or water some seeds!

 

Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived (besides Christ who is Wisdom itself) said he saw it is good for a person to eat, drink and find satisfaction in their work.

“18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.”
Eccl 5:18
We can find satisfaction from our work in life. Although it can be annoying – which is a good translation of the word for toilsome. We have to work hard and that is annoying but it is our lot. If you are not finding satisfaction it may be because you are not working. But is is good to find satisfaction in your work so God wants you to have that. But we have to understand it comes though him.
“Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. 20 They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.”
Eccl 5,19-20
It says in order to enjoy what he gives us in return for our hard work he must also give us the ability to enjoy it “and the ability to enjoy them”. A lot of people think if they only had money they would be happy but that is not accurate. God is the giver of enjoyment that is why he has to be the one we seek for happiness.
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
1 tim 6:17
How do we become happy people? Well we are blessed when we fear God and follow his commandments.

Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,

who jgreatly delights in his commandments!

2  His koffspring will be mighty in the land;

lthe generation of the upright will be blessed.

 

Ps 112:1,2

Blessed are those that understand God holds heaven and hell in His hands and that only those who believe in his son will go onto paradise. It also comes with a promise, their offspring will be mighty in the land. Not poor but mighty. People in government, teachers, police. And they will also have wealth.

Wealth and riches are in his house,

and his nrighteousness endures forever.

 

Why would God want to bless them with wealth?

” He has wdistributed freely; he has given to the poor;

his righteousness endures forever;

his xhorn is exalted in honor.”

 

Because they work hard and share with those in need. That person’s righteous act endures forever. Meaning God never forgets and will bless you for it for eternity! Maybe you are starting from the ground up but look to him and his promises and you are your children will be blessed.