Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Chapter 9- Meaningless- Time will tell

Things are always changing. That's one fact that will never change. It's right around the corner and it might be a change for the better or possibly a change for the worse. Solomon states in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that,

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Notice that many of those "events" are beyond our control.

As a side note I love that Mark pointed out that in verse 5 when it says, "a time to embrace and a time to refrain," the reference is to sex. Therefore... if you are not married... don't have sex... but if you are... Get it on all you want!!!

The truth is God's infinite in everything... time included. He doesn't live by the minute or by the day. The word eternity itself means outside of time and that is where God dwells. And though He is not bound by time... He does control it.

Part of our role is to live each day as though it had meaning. To live each day in the present and not faltering in the past or skipping past it to the future. Make the most of every day... be it at work, at home, in worship, or at play.

scripture rant- "The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come that you might have life and have it to the full." John 10:10

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