Eat, Drink, and….

Published 2/24/24

“Eat, Drink, and be Merry for tomorrow we die!” has widely been adopted by many as the official and sometimes unofficial motto of living life.

Most weekends are reserved for partying, drinking, binge-watching, and just living life to the fullest in general with many dreading Monday morning and the return to work and responsibility that comes with it.

How many have traded family and even freedom for the desperate pursuit of money, pleasure, power, or all of it?

A life lived by this motto leads only to emptiness.  

King Solomon tried living with this motto, but in the end, he realized its promises were empty and vain.

In Ecclesiastes 8:12-13, he writes, “Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”

King Solomon came to understand that even though a merry life of partying and pleasure sounds appealing, it will not last.  It will only be well with those that fear God.  

A Biblical motto would be “Eat, Drink, and fear God for tomorrow we die!”  Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Let’s continue dying to ourselves and everyday becoming more like Christ as we teach our children to choose what’s right instead of what’s popular or easy.