The Rolling Stones sang “Time Is on My Side,” but is it – not just in regard to relationships, but in regard to everything?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven.”
In those first eight verses of Ecclesiastes 3, we see the plans and pleasures of mankind. Yet, throughout the passage (and throughout the book), we see the sovereign hand of God.
God is in control of everything, but he gives us the freedom to choose what we do with our time. Still, time isn’t necessarily on our side.
Time is futile. More specifically, you might consider the futility of putting your hope in time or being obsessed with time.
What if this is the last thing I, Nick, ever write on DrakeCity? What if this is the last thing you ever read? I’m not trying to be morbid; I’m just trying to be real.
Time is the Lord’s, and so we have to make sure we are right with Him, that we trust in Him, and that we trust in His timing. Easier said than done, I know.
This morning during our morning worship service with Richland Baptist Church, I preached on the “Futility of Time” from Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. If you want to listen the message, you can click HERE.
Regardless, I want to encourage you to trust in the Lord, not in time.
God has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life. It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts. I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of Him. Whatever is, has already been, and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.
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Just like our daughter, Zoe (pictured below), could not know when her teeth were going to fall out, you and I cannot know what the future holds. Don’t put off your decision to surrender everything to the Lord.