Shayn Roby’s Take: The last sentence of the conclusion of this article REALLY DOES sum it all up. The core issue is not whether you made it in life but whether God’s seasons in life have brought you to a place of helplessness and a recognition of your dependence on God. That is why God ordained the circle of life: So that we realize he is God.
When a fellow Christian is depressed, what do you say? Most of us don’t have the foggiest. This cluelessness reveals we only have a nodding acquaintance with the Word of God. Alarming. Here is an mp3 sermon from Joseph LoSardo.
Overview: It is clear that the theme of this passage is indeed “time” – the word is repeated 28 times over the 14 stanzas of the poem. But while man is the grammatical subject of the poem e the human subject plays no role in determining the time of his actions. As much as man would like to be involved in planning out his days, he finds himself a victim, in a sense, of time and the cycle of life. That which occurs in time is ultimately cancelled by what inevitably occurs at a later time. So, all who are born eventually die- all that is planted is eventually plucked…
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