Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 ESV “I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; [13] also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil-this is God’s gift to man.”

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King Solomon is of the view that we should be joyful and do good in our earthly life. The Psalmist says, “Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night“ (Psalm 1:1-2 BBE). David, the father of Solomon in his songs of worship writes about the condition of a happy person. It is possible to be happy in the world, when we are not part of any sin or evil, but we bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ through our obedience to His Word. How come it is possible to be happy with our sinfulness and evil attitudes? Cain couldn’t be happy, because his corebeing was corrupted by anger and jealousy. His evil thinking drove him to get indulged in wrong doing (Gen. 4:5-7 BBE). Cain failed to give honor to God and he could not delight in God’s counsel and his mind was on a murdurous act. It all resulted in wandering and abandoning God’s righteousness, faithfulness, and presence.

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