Nothing New Under the Sun


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and
a time to die;
a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up
that which is planted;

A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;

A time to weep, and
a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and
a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and
a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and
a time to sow;
a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak;

A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace.

I love this scripture. It makes me think of times- good and bad. It also makes me think that there is a purpose to it all. Sometimes in life we wonder what is the purpose of it all. The writer was certainly a very wise poet.

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Blessings from Canada as well and yes the writer makes us think and realize there is more and a time for everything no matter where we find ourselves there is a time...

Blessings and Hugs

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Thanks God for the time God gave us for growth and rejoice.

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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

One of my favorite books of the Holy Bible. Very True.

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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

...and a pretty good folk song in the sixties!


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

sky321, time is a very important commodity that no one except God has control over. Blessed be the name of The Lord that we learn to use whatever time is ours wisely.

Brother Dave.

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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

sky321 thanks for sharing your insight on a wonderful section of scripture. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

What and where is Heaven and what do you do there, if chosen?

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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Heaven - (1.) Definitions. The phrase "heaven and earth" is used to indicate the whole universe (Gen. 1:1; Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:24). According to the Jewish notion there were three heavens,

(a) The firmament, as "fowls of the heaven" (Gen. 2:19; 7:3, 23; Ps. 8:8, etc.), "the eagles of heaven" (Lam. 4:19), etc.

(b) The starry heavens (Deut. 17:3; Jer. 8:2; Matt. 24:29).

(c) "The heaven of heavens," or "the third heaven" (Deut. 10:14; 1 Kings 8:27; Ps. 115:16; 148:4; 2 Cor. 12:2).

I personally believe that we have to choose and we are not cchosen and what we do there is stated in Reveletion. I don't think are minds can fathom what we will do there because we have an earthly mind now and I don't think we can grasp it but only trust God that it will be far better than earth.

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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

This is a nice piece of poetics, keep in mind that I am a pagan not a Christian, but I really like your writing and the meter you use for your rhyme scheme. Good work Sky...

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

No worries about you being a pagan I also still like your hubs. Thanks for your comment Blake.

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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

xoxo =)

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