Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, (25) for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?
Thinking deeply and all has its place… between episodes of regular life. I tend to get too caught up in the edges of knowledge and am invariably left unsatisfied. Some of the things I learn when I probe can be helpful, but for what? Life is lived in all the daily stuff. Work, meals, fun. I have been guilty, more than once, of being contemptuous of the ‘mundane’, but slowly I am coming back to the truth: wisdom is not just for its own sake, it is for guiding how we make the most of the mundane.
God is good and has made a good creation. With his wisdom used according to his purposes, I should and can have some enjoyment along the way. In fact, I will!