[Editor's note: Beyond Sunday is a Monday refresher to start your week.]
Focus Verse of the Week
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV)
3:1 A season - A certain time appointed by God, which no human mind or action can alter. And by virtue of this appointment of God, all changes that happen in the world, whether comforts or calamities, come to pass. This is here added to prove the principal proposition: All things on earth are changeable - and happiness is not to be found in them - because of their great uncertainty, mutability, and transitoriness and because they are so much out of the reach and power of men and wholly in the disposal of God.
Purpose - Not only natural, but even the voluntary actions of men, are ordered and disposed by God. But it must be considered that he does not here speak of a time allowed by God, wherein all the following things may lawfully be done, but only of a time fixed by God, in which they are actually done.
(Adapted from John Wesley's Explanatory Notes, The Book of Ecclesiastes: Chapter 3.)
A Thought to Keep
What concerns you more: the transitory, changeable things of this world or trusting in God and His will?