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Everything Beautiful In Its Time

Image of an open bible next to a cup of tea with the words "everything beautiful in its time, January 8, 2023, Ecclesiastes 3:11"

Date:  January 8, 2023

Bible Scripture Verse

Ecclesiastes 3:11 - "He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end."

Listen for God’s Voice

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your wisdom and guidance in our lives. Help us to trust in your plan and to understand that everything happens in its own time. Remind us that we are limited in our understanding, but that you have put eternity into our hearts and that your love for us is eternal. Amen.

Explore History – Who wrote it, when and to what audience? Key people in the story?

King Solomon most likely wrote it around 10th century BC and it was intended for the people of Israel. 

Study and Savor – Key Words

Everything happens in its own time.
Humans have a natural desire to understand the meaning and purpose in their lives, but can’t fully understand God’s plans and actions. 

Summarize and Share

God has a purpose for everything that happens in our lives. It can be easy to get caught up in the chaos and stress of daily life, but this verse reminds us to trust in God's plan and to understand that everything happens in its own time.

We have a natural desire to understand the meaning and purpose of our lives. We often seek answers and try to make sense of the world around us. But it is important to remember that we are limited in our understanding and we cannot fully comprehend the actions and plans of God.

Instead of getting caught up in trying to understand everything, we can trust that God has made everything beautiful in its time and that his love for us is eternal. We can find peace and contentment in knowing that God is in control and that he has a plan for our lives.

When we trust in God and surrender our need to understand everything, we can find peace and rest in his love and presence. We can let go of our stress and worries, and find joy and contentment in his presence. Let’s trust in God and his plan for our lives, knowing that he loves us and has a purpose for everything that happens.

Bible Cross Reference

Isaiah 55:8-9: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Romans 11:33: "Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!"

Psalm 103:7: "He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel."

1 Corinthians 2:16: "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."

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