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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Balanced Life

The Scriptures teach the need for balance in one's life and attitudes. A good passage concerning proper balance is found in the Book of Ecclesiastes. It tells us that there is a time for everything under heaven:

"A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing. A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-9).
Being a Christian does not mean a life without sorrow, sickness, or troubles. It does not mean that expression of sorrow is a sign of weakness. It does mean that we, with the help of God, can maintain a balanced perspective in all of life's circumstances. Acknowledge the eternal goodness of God, even when life is not so good.
Always – be balanced, obedient, and faithful. Remember: God is good all the time...