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In Every Season

Posted: Saturday, May 26

 Pastor Armin Colón // International Pastor

Pastor Armin Colón // International Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

2 Samuel 9:1-11:27
John 15:1-27
Psalm 119:49-64
Proverbs 16:1-3

Verse of the day:  

    “In the spring of the year, when kings normally go out to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to fight the Ammonites. They destroyed the Ammonite army and laid siege to the city of Rabbah. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem.” (2 Samuel 11:1 NLT)

 


Different responses are needed in different seasons. In ancient Israel, Spring was the season to go to war due to the nice weather, the road conditions, and the availability of food. On the contrary, Winter was the rainy season; it was the time when crops were planted. What was right during Winter was inappropriate during Spring.

 

As both a man of war and a king, David knew this. Yet, in our verse, we discover that he consciously chose not to go to war. Why didn’t he? We’re not sure. Maybe he wanted to rest; maybe he was trying to delegate some of his responsibilities. Irrespective of the reason, David abandoned his purpose by staying home from battle and the consequences were devastating.

 

Today your season may be a single working adult. Maybe it’s married with no children or married with small children. You may be an empty nester. Maybe you are retired. You may be in between jobs or between relationships. You may be leading a large team or barely starting in your organization.

 

Regardless of the season you’re in, you must become aware of the expectations of this season.

 

This may require that you take time to read the Bible, pray, and think, or you may need to speak with a trusted friend who successfully overcame this season. Professionally, you may need to talk to your supervisor to clarify what is expected of you.

 

Then, your decisions and actions must reflect a keen awareness of what’s expected of you. To do anything else would be to abandon your purpose and to open yourself to unpleasant consequences.

 

May the Lord grant you the wisdom and understanding to know the season of life you’re in and to act accordingly. May His blessings be a permanent feature of your life as you strive to honor Him.