In Week 4 of our study, we looked at the portion of Ecclesiastes that inspired the famous song lyrics: “To everything (turn, turn, turn) there is a season (turn, turn, turn), and a time for every purpose under heaven…” In Chapter 3, the Preacher’s attention turns from investigating what is “hebel” (good) in life to investigating God’s perfect and intentional design of His creation. We took apart each verse and looked closely at the Hebrew meanings of the key words to help us more completely understand what God is telling us about His nature and His perfect will.
Please see the left side bar for the Week 4: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 Summary Notes and Week 5 Homework.
How awesome that God has put the deep sense of His intentional design in our minds and on our hearts — the deep knowing that there is a larger plan into which all of our life experiences (good, bad, unexplainable) are somehow meant to fit. Placing eternity (‘ôlâm) in our minds keeps us connected to our Creator, constantly reminding us of His sovereignty in our lives. What an incredible gift!
See you next week!