Ecclesiastes 3:1

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, the word time is written 29 times.  The purpose of this passage is to make us aware of the fact that every thing in life has season and time specific for it.  We all go through different seasons in our life, and we all experience good things, joyful things, sorrowful things, and bad things.  I read this passage quite often and one day I started noticing an underlying theme.  TIME

If you cannot remember anything about this passage after reading it or hearing it read, you will remember the word time.  Today, I want to challenge you to think about your time.

  1. Time never stops.
  2. Once time has passed, we can never get it back.
  3. Time is a currency that can either be spent or wasted.
  4. Only God knows how much time each of us have.
  5. Our lives are measured by time.
  6. Whether consciously or subconsciously, we constantly think about time.
  7. Looking forward, time seems slow to pass.
  8. Looking back, we realize that time passes very quickly.
  9. We ought to spend our time living for God’s glory.
  10. What will you do with the time that you have left?

My father-in-law likes to quote one of his college professors who used to say, “Time is an island in the sea of eternity.”  We serve a God who is timeless and we have been created for a world in which time is of no concern.  Because of our salvation given to us by Jesus Christ, we are going to live in a place where there is no night, no aging, no death, and no goodbyes.  All of those things are experienced in our lives here on earth and are the products of time.  As we live out our remaining time, we should do so with eternity in mind.  

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