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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:1
3:1 A season - A certain time appointed by God for its being and continuance, which no human wit or providence can alter. And by virtue of this appointment of God, all vicissitudes which happen in the world, whether comforts or calamities, come to pass. Which is here added to prove the principal proposition, That all things below are vain, and happiness is not to be found in them, because of their great uncertainty, and mutability, and transitoriness, and because they are so much out of the reach and power of men, and wholly in the disposal of God. Purpose - Not only natural, but even the voluntary actions of men, are ordered and disposed by God. But it must be considered, that he does not here speak of a time allowed by God, wherein all the following things may lawfully be done, but only of a time fixed by God, in which they are actually done.
rielbarz's comment on 2012-12-20 00:40:07:
This chapter gives us very important reminders in our daily lives. Everything has its season.
mokhethi's comment on 2012-06-24 05:41:27:
Sometimes we end walking before God and end up thinking God is not there cos the truth is without him there is nothing we can archive without him. So let's wait for God's time
Unicesha's comment on 2012-03-26 13:51:17:
I love it. . . I say this because there is always a season for uplifts, downfalls, and etc. But the most important thing is what and how we approach our seasons. We can do great things in a season to be blessed and highly favored. Or you can be nasty and rude and that can determine a season you walk in. We make a season before we enter in a season. You can sow for your seasons; you can sow good or bad not with just money, but with how you act. . . You reap what you sow. . . Think about it. . . What season did you just walked into? Spring is here. . . How you going to step into your next season which is summer? Blessed or Cursed?
Carol's comment on 2011-03-19 11:35:51:
Accept the reality and passage of everything, unavoidable, and knowing all happens for reasons not to be questioned or understood by us. All things happen exactly as they should and when they should and give the results they should.
Denise's comment on 2010-12-31 09:35:24:
This chapter is so reflective of our every day lives. Whenever I am for the New Year, I always read aloud Ecclesiastes 3:1-10 for encouragement, inspiration, and uplifing.
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