Bread, Wine and Oil
and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.
Wine gladdens the heart.
Oil to the face of man makes it shine!
Bread provides energy to the physical body and heart
In this small verse God promises to supply our needs and goes beyond giving wine and oil. A commentator says wine and oil are extras and bring joy to life.
The most joy comes through the enjoyment of and gratitude for the small pleasures of life. would be very alone and sad with lots of the “things” of this world–things I have great affections for. A focus on things bring vanity to the soul. God through His abundance supplies the needs of billions of people daily and with His supply, my needs are filled. I praise Him for His work and my needs being supplied.
On occasion I receive more than I need or deserve. I receive from the hands of the Father, wine which makes my heart glad and oil which I put on my face to make it shine before the world as a testimony that the Lord blesses me. The Lord provides my need. He is my source, my strength, He is my song.
I am so comforted, provided for, loved, and known. The physical things I need are provided, given by God to make my heart content. My heart is content with basic needs being met and affection for God. Connection with God satisfies all the deep longings of man’s heart. Connection with God satisfies all the desires of my heart.