The book of Ecclesiastes closes with an interesting verse: “Too much studying will wear out your body” (Ecclesiastes 12: 12 The Message).
What a strange verse! If you’re like me, you were brought up with the admonition to study hard to get ahead. Yet, God warns against too much studying, saying that it will wear out our bodies. Is He giving us a license to be lazy? Hardly, for God hates laziness too (Proverbs 9:15).
So what is God saying? If we look at that verse closely, God is not condemning studying He’s opposed to “too much” studying. In other words, we need balance in our studying.
Are you “studying” too much? Are you all work and no play? If so, do less studying and more relaxing. If you do, you will not only be obeying the Word, but you will also be a more balanced person and writer.