Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Change of Seasons

Solomon was one of the wisest men in all of history.  Jesus even acknowledged God's blessing of wisdom on King Solomon (Luke 11:31).  He was a man of great talent, great ambition, and was greatly tempted.  Read what he wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 8
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 there is a time and a place for all things.  Certainly every moment is the right time to offer thanks to the Lord for His greatness.  And yet when it comes to some of the more troubling things in life, you will also notice that they have their times too.
But take heart!  How does one of the richest and wisest men to live conclude?  What are his thoughts on the chief end of man?
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Blessings to you as you follow the Lord's leading... whatever your season.

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