Devotion for January 8, 2018


A Time for Everything
3 For everything, there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
2 A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8 A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.


When it comes to depicting life, Scripture is more honest than social media: one projects a perfect picture of “balanced” life, while the other tells it like it is. The Book of Ecclesiastes is no exception!


Q: What do you find striking about the different seasons of life being described by the writer?

Q: In which season of life do you find yourself in right now? How is it affecting your devotion to God?

Q: How can this passage help you “mourn with those mourns” and “rejoice with those who rejoice”? In other words, how can it help you respond to the seasons of others?



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