MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, 2018
THEME: GOD’S TIME, NOT OURS
TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 3:1-18
MEMORY VERSE: ECCLESIASTES 3:1 “To everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
In our text, the Preacher mentions 28 seasons around which all human activities revolve. However, whatever, a man will achieve in life is already predestined by God. What will happen will happen and human beings have no power to avert or change whatever God has planned for them. He also says human beings are like beast; they die as beast die. While human beings are appointed to die after all their labours in this world, once they die, they have to face judgment. In the case of beasts, however, no judgment is faced because they are not under death penalty like human being who commits sins. They (beasts) are created like plant for human enjoyment.
It is sad that human beings do not understand God’s plans for them. This is why they cannot fit appropriately into His plans. The preacher (King Solomon) asks a pertinent question in verse 9: “What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?” He says though life has meaning, human beings cannot understand its meaning. They go about labouring, not clearly understanding the result of their labour. For instance, had Lot known what would become of his choice of “the well-watered plain of Jordan” (Gen. 13), he would not have chosen it. He chose it and all he laboured for in his life perished. I pray that none of us shall build in Sodom.
From the foregoing, we need to fervently pray that God should show us the right way to go in everything we lay our hands upon to do. Unfortunately, people no longer wait for God’s time, hence failures galore here and there! Nobody knows what’s may happen the next minutes except the Almighty and all-knowing God. Therefore allow Him to direct your ways (Psalms37: 5) and you will have no regret whatsoever in Jesus’ name. Amen.
HYMN: EMHB 632 – BE THOU MY VISIO, O LORD OF MY HEART;
PRAYER: Self-Existing and Everlasting God, help me to always know the right time to undertake any activity that I may put my hands into and don’t allow me and my family to suffer loss in Jesus name. Amen.