Focus Verse: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. (9)
Don’t underestimate the power of one, but you had definitely better not underestimate the power of two. We are stronger together than we ever are alone. Nobody can make it on their own; we need each other.
Focus Verse: This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. (18)
Our days are few indeed, so enjoy them. Don’t live in past regrets. Enjoy the present moment that God has given us.
Focus Verse: A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. (3)
One’s life is useless if one cannot enjoy the good things that come with living. It is an unfortunate case when someone has all the riches they could ever want, yet are still unhappy and still uneasy because they have a constant desire for more. Their souls are never content or at peace because it is not a material void that they have, but a spiritual one.
Focus Verse: In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. (36)
Those who knew Dorcas were sad that she had died because they had lost a valuable partner in ministry. She wasn’t busy doing bad things. We are told that Dorcas was always doing good and helping the poor. We should always be doing the same because Christ has saved us to do good works. When we are gone, what will others remember us for?