Monday, May 22, 2017

Ecclesiastes 3:1 -- On Times and Seasons

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"
Ecclesiastes 3:1

This verse reminds us how important it is to have a relationship with God and stay close to his spirit. Though they have many things in common, the answers to life aren't always exactly the same for everyone, and the best choice for one person might not be the best choice for someone else, except in a wider 'choose good rather than evil' sense (Alma 41:7).

We know that the scriptures tell us both to resist evil, and not to resist evil.  They tell us not to kill, and yet some people were killed at God's command.  We have commandments and scriptures to rely on, and obedience is always the best choice.  In the end though, we have to be listening to God, because he is the one that knows the timing.  Sometimes we just don't know what to do.  We have ideas, and God asks us to use our agency and make choices, and we move forward.  This is absolutely good, but it is important to be listening to the spirit because God might have some minor course corrections for us as we go, and if we're not listening we can get way off track on our own.

So, today, let's listen to know the times and the seasons.  Let's go forward, doing as God asks, and when we get to a rough patch where we're not sure, let's pray.  God always knows the right thing to do.  He can remind us about what is most important each day and each hour, and he gives the very best advice.  The more we listen, the better we will learn to hear it, and the more guidance and confidence we can have from God.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews