Ecclesiastes 3:1

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

- Ecclesiastes 3:1

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

– Ecclesiastes 3:1

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

This verse has allowed us to appreciate the authority by which God rules all things. Thanks to the Authority of God, all things are regular and orderly. God says, “God is the Master of the rules that control the universe, He controls the rules that govern the survival of all things, and He also controls the universe and all things such that they can live together; He makes it so they do not go extinct or disappear so that mankind may continue to exist, man can live in such an environment through God’s leadership. These rules that govern all things are under the dominion of God, however, mankind cannot intervene and cannot change them; only God Himself knows these rules and only He Himself manages them. When will the trees sprout, when will it rain, how much water and how many nutrients will the earth give the plants, in what season will the leaves fall, in what season will the trees bear fruit, how much energy will the sunlight give the trees, what will the trees exhale from the energy they get from the sunlight—these are all things that God had already arranged when He created the universe and they are laws that cannot be broken by man. The things created by God—whether they are living or appear to be non-living by people—are all in God’s hands and under His dominion. No man can change or break this rule. That is to say, when God created all things He formulated how they should be. The tree could not set down roots, sprout, and grow without the earth. What would the earth be like if it had no trees? It would dry out. Isn’t this right? (Yes.) Also, the tree is the home of the songbirds, it is a place where they take shelter from the wind. Would it be OK if the tree went without sunlight? (It would not be OK.) If the tree only had the earth that would not work. All of this is for mankind and for mankind’s survival. Man receives fresh air from the tree, and lives upon the earth protected by it. Man cannot live without sunlight, man cannot live without all the various living beings. Even though the relationships between these things are complex, people must clearly understand that God created the rules that govern all things so that they may exist in an interconnected and interdependent way; every single thing He created has value and significance. If God created something without significance, God would let it disappear. Understand? (Yes.) This is one of the methods He used in the provision of all things.” We understand from His words that the laws set by God cannot be broken by anyone. Whether you believe it or not, no matter how much knowledge of God’s authority you have, the fact that God is the source of all things is irrefutable. A time to every purpose exists because of the laws set by God. What we should do is to know God’s sovereignty from such laws and submit to His sovereignty and arrangements.

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