1 Timothy 5:1 – 6:2, Ecclesiastes 8-12
Ecclesiastes 9:9 – Enjoy life with your wife whom you love, all the days of your empty life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.
Lord God, help me to enjoy the spouse that you given me, the family whom you have given me. Help me to enjoy the toil and the sweat from the toil, the work to which you set my hands. Teach me to enjoy the lot that you give me. It may not be the lot I long for, but it is the lot that you’ve given me. And that’s good. Help me to enjoy today and not look to the future for coming joy. Today is but a passing shadow and is truly a gift from your hand. This is the day that you’ve made. Yes, Lord, this is the day that you’ve given me. Help me to enjoy it and to ride the wave of this day and this life as the gracious gift that it is. You have, you do, and you will give me a blessed life. It’s going to be a good day because everything you give me is good. Help me to enjoy it. Amen.