The scripture for today is Ecclesiastes 1:8
Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
Work and weariness are the lot of the human race. It is the result of self-will. When mankind decided to leave the fellowship and provisions of God, they not only changed their relationship with God, they changed their relationship with creation as well. The earth no longer yielded its food without obstructions; man had to labor to remove from the production cycle the weeds and other hindrances that were now present.
Our condition today has not changed even with modern advances. Mankind is just as weary from work today as in past generations; and the results are the same. Solomon put it this way, “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 2:11
Our souls need rest but most people are driven to more weariness. “Christ alone can give rest to the soul. To weary ourselves and waste our day of grace in the vain endeavor to find in the world what He only can bestow, is an unspeakable folly.” Family Bible Notes Jesus gives the invitation that resolves the dilemma; “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Coming to Christ and being received by His outstretched arms is the only solution to the problem. When our lives are surrendered to Him, the eye that was not satisfied becomes satisfied in Christ. The ears that were never filled, are filled with His word. The life that was empty becomes full of joy. The experience of Christ in this life is just a token of what He will give His people throughout eternity.
“They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revelation 7:16-17
God bless you as you continue in His service.