Ecclesiastes 4:6

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better a handful with quietness Than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:6

Is it just me or are we busier than we’ve ever been? It feels like we are constantly chasing after our schedules and commitments and having less to show for it. Solomon is giving all of us permission to slow down and find some peace and leisure. Surveys have shown that the percentage of the amount of leisure time enjoyed by Americans is shrinking. We are caught in the rat race and don’t know how to escape. 

Why have both hands full of profit if that profit costs you your peace of mind and possibly your health? It’s better to have gain in one hand and quietness in the other. The person Solomon is describing was productive in his work, but careful to take time for quietness. He did not run the rat race nor run from responsibility.

The best way to find quietness is in our unhindered time with the Lord. Make time today.

Finding that balance in Him,

Pastor Gerard Deleeuw