Solomon’s exhortation in Ecclesiastes relates to our times and seasons and he wanted us to understand, that there is an appointed time for everything. As there was a set time for our birth, there is also a set time for us to depart from this earth. Two things are certain which is a time to be born and a time to die.
What then is the purpose of life and what do we do with the time that we have been given. Since none of us know for sure how many days we have and when our end is, we live everyday like it’s our last day and we live according to purpose. There are some bible prophets who knew when their time had come to die, like Jesus who knew when he would be crucified. Some of us may have a greater insight into our times and seasons, but the majority of us do not know exactly how long our season will last.
Paul’s caution in Ephesians is to, “make the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We can see the manifestation of evil all around us and the enemy is busy with destruction and ruin. We have to work hard to complete our assignment, while we still have time, because when the end comes then we will no longer have the time to work.
Our primary duty is to fear God and keep his commandments, to show love, mercy and compassion and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Do not wait to tell the people around you about the good news of salvation, because who knows how much time we have left. “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2-3).
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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September 8, 2022
Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.