A time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NASB
¹There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven
²A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
³A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
⁴A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
⁵A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
⁶A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
⁷A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
⁸A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

Other translation

King James Version
To every thing there is a season, and 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.


The Holy Scriptures provide us with enough information to be able to live a successful Christian life.

God has set a time and season for everything He has made on the earth.

Genesis 8:22
While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.

The opening scripture shows us specific times when some events occur in life: a time to be born, a time to plant, a time to heal, a time to love, etc.

These times and seasons when such events happen in our lives are crucial if we want to fulfill our purposes on the earth.

For instance, if you miss the rainy season, which is the time to plant, you have to wait for another rainy season.
This makes it vital to be conscious of the times and seasons in our lives so that we do not miss any of them.

We should also make judicious use of the time God gives us every day to prepare for the season of opportunities that God has destined for us, and we may be a blessing to many.

Prayer suggestion

▪︎Ask God to open your eyes to know your time and season in order not to miss any of them.

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