Ecclesiastes 2: 24-26 ~ A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 ~ Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
Once in a while, it’s good to have timely reminders of God’s perspective on work and life. I came across these verses in my scripture readings for today.
Truly, real happiness is in receiving one handful with peace in heart and mind, than acquiring for oneself a double portion through much strife and sometimes unrequited pursuit.