“Ecclesiastes: God’s Gifts for Us”  

Todd Misfeldt

Old Testament reading: Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 (NIV)  

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have  enjoyment? For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy,  

New Testament reading: Matthew 6:25, 32-34 (NIV)  

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body,  what you will wear. …  

For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough  trouble of its own.