Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted [are] evil:
John GillAnd some are afflicted all their days, from their youth up; so that not only the days of old age are evil days, in which they have no pleasure, but even the days of their youth; all their days, as Jacob says, “few and evil have the days of the years of my life been”,
Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.; because they had been filled up with affliction and trouble of one sort or another. Or, “all the days of the poor” {f}; either in purse, who want many of the good things of life; or in knowledge,
but he that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.
a heart that has “the kingdom of God” in it, which lies “not [in] meat and drink, but [in] righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”,
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.:which has the love of God shed abroad in it by the Spirit, where Christ dwells by faith; and that lives by faith on him, and on the provisions of his grace; all this is a constant continual feast to a gracious soul, made joyful hereby.
That word “afflicted ” means depressed in mind or circumstances. He that is depressed in mind or circumstances his days are evil, but he that has, keeps a merry heart has a feast continually. As we are told in Romans 14:17 The kingdom of God IS NOT meat and drink; is that all we want? Good job, more money, good health, big house, get away house, camper, condo…… Those are only earthly treasures and will make this life more comfortable. If the Lord doesn’t give them to us and we think we should have them then we will become depressed. We should have peace and joy in the Holy Ghost with what The Lord has seen fit to let us have, for He knows best. If we keep this attitude then we will have a continual feast for our happiness will be in the Lord and not the things we have. I am blessed to be a child of the King and I must remember;
Psalms 118:24 This [is] the day [which] the LORD hath made; we (I) will rejoice and be glad in it. Could it be we’re not rejoicing and glad because we think this is the day I have made. Have a blessed weekend and rejoice in who you are in the Lord!