More is not always better. Therefore treasures, riches, and wealth should not be solely defined in material categories. Will you choose the better way of simple faith, love, and gratitude? Or will you stumble through life, grasping at all the stuff? Don’t make the mistake of getting everything you want but nothing you really need!
Sometimes it flies, sometimes it crawls, but it always passes. We all have the same amount of it, yet none of us ever feel like we have enough of it. We all use it differently and what we do with it defines the shape of our lives. We speak of buying it, saving it, and beating it, but we really can’t do any of these things. But we can make the most of it.
Life is good and is meant to be enjoyed. But joy must not be taken lightly: Joy is the serious business of heaven. The Teacher calls us to rejoice while remembering our mortality, life’s brevity, and God’s judgment. The dark backdrop of our inevitable death underscores the positive opportunities for joy in the present moment.