April 9, 2021

To Everything There Is a Season

We start out the 3rd Chapter of Solomon’s 12 Chapter book of Ecclesiastes today where Solomon talk about the seasons of life, whether it’s birth, life, love, hate, war or peace , which is covered later on, but he opens with this verse:  

Ecc 3:1  There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—

All of God’s creations have an appointed time that was pre-ordained by God.  For us, it was when we entered the world.  But this also relates to natural events, like how did the lands arrive, it was caused an earth shifting or Volcano, all events that were appointed across time by God.   

The next verse Solomon focuses in on the beginning and end of life:

Ecc 3:2  A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

That is usually part of the epitaph on any tombstone, the name person’s name, followed by when they entered and left the world.  The second half of that verse, “a time to plant and time to uproot” relates to the seasons of harvesting, where Solomon points out that both humans and agriculture share the same eventuality; a beginning and an end.  

While none of us can cheat death, and this life will come to an end for everyone, some sooner than others, we still have the eternal reality that God’s Kingdom waits for us on the other side.  We’d be dead in our sins otherwise, but Christ – our great Advocate came into the world and died for our sins to pay our debt and give us life after this one, and HE did that because He loved us.  Hard to wrap our heads around that, that God sent His Son into the world to die for people who constantly offend Him, but that is the Biblical reality which is spelled out in God’s Word,whether it is the prophecies in the Old Testament, or the Gospel accounts in The New Testament, Christ came to redeem His children and pay our debts.  

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