Wednesday, November 9, 2016

To Every Thing There Is A Season

A time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; 
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

I know that, whatsoever God does, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it, that men should fear before him.

That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

For that which befalls the sons of men befalls the beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

All go unto one place; all are of The Dust, and all turn to dust again.

Who knows if the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?

Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3


Lisa Greenbow said...

Amen. I think we will all be praying a whole lot more in the coming years.

Jan O said...

Aye, we will be praying more, and we also will be helping the vulnerable among us.

Christopher C. NC said...

Yes praying for the best as we enter the unknown. My good work for today is taking dog food to the shelter. They rescued 140 dogs from a house last weekend.

Dianne said...

I just can't go there. Can't see the forest for the trees right now......and the trees are ugly.

Dianne said...

The ones that aren't burning at the moment from all the forest fires around us.

Christopher C. NC said...

Dianne this is surely a time of fire. We need to be sure not to get consumed so the forest can be made new again.