Scripture: 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. What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 NIV
Observation: A time for everything.
Application: I don’t really have anything deep or profound to write about today. I will just say that to me this set of passages are some of the most poetic and beautiful in the bible. I believe that they speak of the fact that in our lives there are proper and improper times for all actions and by our willingness to obey him, God has determined that timing. I’m glad that he’s in control of my life.
Prayer: Father, I’m glad that you are in control of your whole creation. There are so many evidences of how easily we can fail when we try to exist outside of your will. I thank you for wanting me and for guiding my steps. Thank you Father, I love you. Amen