A Time for Everything

29th October, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Solomon, the wise Teacher, said that there is a time for everything, and after making this declaration, he sets forth a long lists of comparisons. A time to be born … a time to die.   A time to plant … a time to uproot.  Here’s an exercise for you and your children.  Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and then try to come up with your own comparisons.

What’s the point of Solomon’s comparisons? My pastor preached on this passage last Sunday and made several insightful points. First, realize that wherever you are today is right where God wants you to be.  Why is this? It’s because God is sovereign, loves you, and knows exactly where you need to be in your life. Second, God wants you to enjoy life in the present. Not everything about life is pleasant … in fact, life is really hard, but God doesn’t want us to focus only on the pain, but on the beauty, permanence, and incredibleness of God. Third, God’s timing is perfect. Isn’t good to know that “there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed” (Ecclesiastes 3;17b)?

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