USING TIME IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY - ECCLESIASTES 3:1-11, 17

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In the next four days, we will consider TIME as a component of the will of God. Time is the portion of the overall purpose and programme of God that deals with human affairs. It is a portion of eternity, a continuation of eternity; and whatever you do in time must be related to eternity for it to attract eternal relevance and glorify God. 
Everything you do with time must be measured by ETERNITY. Time pertains to the ‘WHEN’ of God’s divine purpose for your life. Today’s text reveals that time is attached to purpose. Therefore, if you discover purpose you must also discover the timing for it. Time is where you are on God’s schedule for your stay on the earth.
Ecclesiastes 3:10 says “I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.” The travail has to do with finding the time that God has set concerning your purpose.  God sets the time, not men, therefore the responsibility lies on us to find out the set time.
God has made everything beautiful in His time. The key there is ‘His time’ not “its time’ as if to say in the time of that thing. The key there is God’s time for that purpose HE has for you. There is a time for everything and if you will get the will of God for your life and what you are doing, you need to get His time for you.
 

PRAYERLord, I ask for the heart that walks in the light of eternity. I refuse to spend my time or my life on things without eternal relevance in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE IN A YEARJeremiah 6:16-8:7, Colossians 2:8-23, Psalm 78:1-31, Proverbs 24:26