DON’T WORK TOO HARD!!September 6, 2018
Daily Prayer for Sept 6th, 2018 Â
Good morning, Godâ€”thank You! đź™‚
Let me be skillful in my work, and on guard against greed. Free me from depriving myself of pleasure. In my toil may there be a profit, but everything I do, let me do for You and be content with what I have. In Jesus name. Amen.
Luke 12:13-15Â English Standard Version (ESV)
The Parable of the Rich Fool
13Â Someone in the crowd said to him, â€śTeacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.â€ťÂ 14Â But he said to him,Â â€śMan,Â who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?â€ťÂ 15Â And he said to them,Â â€śTake care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.â€ť
Ecclesiastes 5:10-11Â English Standard Version (ESV)
10Â He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.Â 11Â When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes?
Proverbs 23:4-5Â English Standard Version (ESV)
4Â Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be discerning enough to desist.
5Â When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
for suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Ecclesiastes 2:11Â English Standard Version (ESV)
11Â Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all wasÂ vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothingÂ to be gained under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 4:8Â English Standard Version (ESV)
8Â one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and hisÂ eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks,Â â€śFor whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?â€ť This also is vanity and an unhappyÂ business.
Hebrews 13:5Â English Standard Version (ESV)
5Â Keep your lifeÂ free from the love of money, andÂ be content with what you have, for he has said,Â â€śI will never leave you nor forsake you.â€ť
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