To Everything There is a Season
1There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven– 2A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.”
For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
…22Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed. 23A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word! 24The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.
Dear Lord Jesus, please save me from misery and Sheol so I may live and work while it is day.
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.
The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.