A Time...
for everything

be be born

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to weep

to heal
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A time...

.....to throw away...

 
 
So many things that once seemed valuable
are later found to be worthless -
things that we struggled for, planned for,
saved for, are one day thrown away as
rubbish.

True wealth, says Jesus, is not material things, but the riches of a good character.
They are not in a safe, or a bank,
but stored with God, where they will never
tarnish, never devalue, never be thrown away.
Thus Paul wrote:
 
"Let us throw off everything that
hinders and the sin that so easily
entangles, and let us run with
perseverance the race marked out
for us" Hebrews 12v1
 
"...I have lost all things. I consider
them rubbish, that I may gain
Christ..." Philippians 3v8

Notes for "a time to throw away"

Isa 40:6-8
James 1:10-11
  Life is precious - time is short.
Prov 23:4-5
Eccl 2:10-11
1 Tim 6:6-10
  We need to define what in our life is worthwhile and what is worthless, which goals are worth pursuing and which are not, otherwise our time and efforts will be wasted.
Job 1:20-21
Deut 8:17-18
Acts 14:17
4:34-35
  Material things are a gift from God.  They are only of real value when dedicated to God's service.
Matt 6:24   We cannot pursue material gain and the service of God - the two goals are incompatible.
Matt 19:24
Luke 12:16-21
Prov 30:7-9
Matt 18:8-9
Heb 12:1
  Wealth is more likely to be a distraction and impediment to our spiritual life than a help.  We need to clear our lives of unnecessary distractions in order to truly serve God.
Eccl 5:10-17   A life that is entirely focussed on material things brings no real happiness, satisfaction or security.

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