Ecclesiastes. 2:26-27To the man who pleases Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and store up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.
Ah, this passage makes me smile. I have long desired wisdom, knowledge and God’s kind of happiness; I think He’s granting these to me too. I see here that this indicates He is pleased with me.
How odd then that, He assigns to sinners the task of gathering up wealth to hand over to such as myself. God has His own ways of seeing to it that funds are dispersed to those who will do it His way. I do not have to strive after wealth, for at the right time God will turn some over to me to handle as His good stewardess.
Assuming that you are reading this because you are like me, I can then say with confidence that you and I can focus our attention on working with the wisdom and knowledge God gives us. As we have opportunity, let’s prepare our hearts and minds for when we will obediently spend and distribute His wealth for Him. We can practice now with whatever we have at hand.
Nor should we fret when sinners are amassing wealth that we feel is not being used wisely. God may suddenly plunk that wealth into our hands. Will we be still be wise and glad givers then?