Life Is a Trade Off

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.


Solomon knew what it meant to be wealthy. He had viewed every class of people in his kingdom. No doubt he’d spoken with all kinds of people, and at the end of the day he felt like the common laborer got the best sleep every night. On the other hand, the rich had tons of money but were so stressed out because of it that they rarely got a good night’s sleep.


“Life Is A Trade Off.” All of us who Follow Jesus know that challenges will come and with them will come stress. Even those who love Jesus the most face stress. It certainly sounds like Solomon is saying the less challenge the less stress. This isn’t just about being rich. Folks who are blessed usually got there because they opened the door for lots of other folks to be able to work. Those who labor rest well, while those who are financially blessed are figuring out how to make a profit and pay all of their laborers. I can tell you, that will keep you up at night. Like I said, “Life Is A Trade Off.”


Dear Jesus,

Thank You for this loaf of bread called LIFE. Help me to be thankful for the SLICE I get, because by this time I’ve learned that no one gets the WHOLE LOAF! Amen

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