Book 20 Chapter 15
Who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15
Recommended Reading – Proverbs 15:14-17
“If you’re lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man,” wrote Ernest Hemingway, “then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.”
Paris is the City of Light. But how much better to have the promise in Proverbs 15:15 from the Father of heavenly lights who bestows on us every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). How richer a continual feast than a movable one! Those who truly know the Lord enjoy the lasting wonder of intractable cheer. Life becomes a smorgasbord of good things. We thank Him for the sunrise, for the air we breathe and the friends we love, for the verses we study and the strength we derive from Him. We learn to count our blessings, minimize our complaints, rejoice in the Lord, and obey the words of Jesus: “Be of good cheer.”
The cheerful heart has a continual feast.
A continual feast! This is one of my favorite lines in the whole Bible. I don’t know any better way to describe a life that… is lived with the joyous, optimistic hope that only knowing and walking with Jesus can provide.