4-19-2020 “A TIME TO SEEK ; A TIME TO LEARN!” Ecclesiastics 3:1-11

This week Bro. Leo leads us on a study on the times we’re living in right now and what we should be doing with all our time now.

Ecc. 3:1-11 lists all the events of life and how they should affect us.

In vs.10 the word “exercised” is translated from the Hebrew word “‛ânâh” which means to chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self).  In all these events we should be humbled.

In vs.11 it tells us that God has a purpose for these events even if we don’t understand or can’t see the purpose.  The word “world” is translated from the Hebrew word “‛ôlâm ‛ôlâm” which means a concept of time, a concept of the continuity of time going into eternity. We all have been given the concept of time, we can all look back at the events in our past and we can look ahead and plan for events in our future including our eternity.

What is God’s purpose of the current Coronavirus pandemic?

God has stopped the whole world just for you/me.  Christianity is all about an individual relationship between you/me and Jesus.  In Psa.119:71 the word “affliction” is translated from The Hebrew word “‛ânâh” which means a hardship or affliction imposed for the purpose of resulting in humility.  To be humble is to be teachable.  In the context of the current pandemic vs.71 is telling us that God wants to teach us something from this.

Psa.119:17-18, 67 tells us this current pandemic can bring us back to the right path, the path God wants us on.

Three things we can learn during this pandemic;
1) Learn to seek God with all our heart, Psa.119:10
2) Learn to meditate on God’s word, Psa.119:15.  The word “meditate” is translated from the Hebrew word “śı̂yach” which means to ponder on, to roll over and over in ones mind, ti utter to oneself.
3) Learn to come back to God and His word, get reacquainted with the Word of God and feed on the Word of God, Psa.119:11-2, 16, 1John 2:27.

In Psa.46:10 the word “still” is translated from the Hebrew word “râphâh” which means a letting go of, a relaxing of the mind/spirit.  In order to let go of, something must be wound tight, stretched tense, high strung (1Pet.5:6-7, 1Cor.14:33, John 14:27).

Psa.46:1-11 says that only God can give us peace by giving us a calm and trustful state of mind in which we experience His divine peace and presence.  Our entire dependence should be on His divine power.  When our entire dependence is on God and His divine power we able to stand still and fear not (Exo.14:13-14). Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Pro 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Pro 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Ecc 3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Ecc 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Ecc 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecc 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Ecc 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Ecc 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Ecc 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecc 3:9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
Ecc 3:10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
Ecc 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Psa 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Psa 119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
Psa 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

Psa 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

Psa 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Psa 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psa 119:12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
Psa 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
Psa 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
Psa 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Psa 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Psa 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psa 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Psa 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Psa 46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
Psa 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
Psa 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
Psa 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psa 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Psa 46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psa 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Pro 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Pro 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

 

 

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