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Summer is Near… – Matthew 24:32

Summer Is Near, parable of the fig tree, Matthew 24:32

In this Matthew 24:32 devotional, we will read the parable of the fig tree and learn the meaning of the phrase summer is near.

I fully intended to write a lighthearted Bible study this week about the carefree days of summer. All of the fun activities we look forward to all winter long while we’re stuck inside, swimming, hiking, boating, grilling. But Jesus just wouldn’t let me do it. The longer I tried to write that post, the more He pulled at my heart.

When I started this blog a few years ago, I worried that I wouldn’t know what to say or that my words wouldn’t be good enough. I compared my writing to all of those other blogs out there whose writers have beautiful, flowery words that I don’t have. I spent a lot of time praying about how I should approach writing this blog and God’s answer was very clear to me. He said, “You don’t need flowery words, you need honesty.”

His words set me free and I began writing with newfound confidence. I will always write the truth about God’s word even when honesty is hard. His truth isn’t carefree, it’s straightforward and in your face. We all have times when we don’t want to hear the truth because it holds a mirror up to us that isn’t always pretty. But the truth is what we need to hear and it is what God has asked me to write. So with that, in mind, I yield to His plan for this devotional.

The Parable of the Fig Tree

People often ask, ”Why did Jesus teach in parables”? And the answer is simply this, we can all relate to these parables. After two thousand years, the meaning is still the same. No matter where we come from or what stage in life we are in, the story is something we can all understand.

Jesus Christ is coming back! And the Parable of the Fig Tree is a call to all Christians to be ready when He does. Just like we would prepare ourselves for a summer vacation by booking a flight and packing our bags, there are things we can do to prepare for the second coming of Jesus.

#1 Recognize the Signs.

Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
                                                              

                                                                  Matthew 24:32-34 

When we see the leaves budding on the trees and the flowers blooming, we know that summer is just around the corner. If we are familiar with Scripture and know what to look for, we will recognize the signs that Jesus is just around the corner too. We should be immersing ourselves in God’s word every day. And when we do that, the signs that the coming of Jesus is near should be as plain to us as the coming of summer.

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#2 Watch.

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
                                                               

                                                                Matthew 24:42-43 NKJV

We should always have an eager expectation that Jesus could come back at any moment. And that expectation should be reflected in our lives. If we knew that someone was getting ready to break into our house and take everything we have worked so hard for, we wouldn’t just go to bed and pretend that the thief wasn’t coming. We would be sitting up all night waiting, ready to catch him in the act. This is the kind of eager expectation we should feel for the second coming of Jesus. We should be sitting up waiting for Him to come through the door like a thief in the night. It’s easy to become complacent and forget that He is coming soon. We get caught up in other things that seem so important at the time. But we can take this time to refocus and start watching for Him to come back because it could happen at any moment. While we’re watching and waiting for Jesus, we should be telling other people about Him, so that they could be saved too.

#3 Be Ready.

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
                                                              

                                                                 Matthew 24:44  

We don’t know when Jesus is coming back. It could be today, or it could be years from now. It doesn’t matter when it happens, just that we are ready for Him when He comes. What will He see when He gets here? Will He be pleased by how we are living our lives? Are there things that we need to change to make our lives acceptable to Him? These are the questions that I am asking myself today.

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This blog post is about my heart and mind as much as it’s about yours. Today God hit me with a hard truth. Am I ready to see Jesus coming? What do I need to change in my life? I know that I need to be better prepared… to understand the Bible fully, to be ready to answer any question about my faith, and to be watchful of His return. I pray that you will take the time to become prepared for Jesus to come back and that God will bless you greatly for it. Be well friends, and God bless you!

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Sunny Bible Verses for Summer

Sunny Bible Verses for Summer

The Summer season is when we think of relaxing and enjoying some downtime. But God’s Word has a lot to say to us about this season. So, in this Bible Study, we’ll read some Sunny Bible Verses for Summer and discover all God has to say to us this time of year.

These Summer scriptures are perfect for memorization, cute Sunday school lessons, or a personal devotion.

Summer is in full swing, ya’ll! 😊

Golden rays of sunshine fill my heart with a renewed sense of optimism. The shade trees give me a reprieve from the rising temperature and remind me to rest in God’s embrace. Sunglasses and sunscreen are my favorite things right now. I take them with me wherever I go, and they help this very fair-skinned girl survive the scorching season.

While the sun is shining bright, and I’m looking for a cool shady place to rest, God pointed me to a quote from Christian author C. S. Lewis…

“Don’t shine so others can see you, shine so that through you, others can see Him.”

Such wise words to ponder. And truth be told, I’ve kept this quote pinned on the board above my desk for a long time. Too long, because I guess I forgot it was there. But God wanted me to think about it today and I know He wants the same for you too. Because this quote is exactly what our Christian lives are all about, pointing others to Jesus!

So, as summer turns up the heat and we look for new ways to shine for Him… let’s turn the AC up, grab an ice-cold drink, and read some Sunny Bible Verses for Summer!

God’s hand created Summer

God established the seasons when He created the earth. He made each one for our benefit and He promises they will remain as long as the earth remains.

 

You have set all the borders of the earth;
You have made summer and winter.

                                        Psalm 74:17

 

While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat, Winter and summer,
And day and night Shall not cease.

                                      Genesis 8:22

 

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

                                    Genesis 8:22 KJV

  

Summer is Near

The parable of the fig tree is our call to be ready for Christ’s return and to witness to those around us who need Him.

Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

                                      Matthew 24:32

 

and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley, will be like a first-ripe fig before the summer: when someone sees it, he swallows it as soon as it is in his hand.

                                    Isaiah 28:4 ESV

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God is our Sun

What a wonderful picture, God as a sun and shield! He is our light in the darkness and protector from harm. His gives good gifts, and He gives them to us freely.

In these Bible verses about sunshine, we’ll see how God illuminates the earth for us.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.

                               Psalm 84:11

 

For so the Lord said to me,
“I will take My rest,
And I will look from My dwelling place
Like clear heat in sunshine,
Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”

                            Isaiah 18:4

 

Summer Time verses about the Sun and Moon

Another gift that comes down from the Father of lights, the sun to shine the way in daytime and the moon to glow at night. Each of these heavenly bodies speaks to the divine nature of God and the cycle of nature He alone created. These verses paint a picture of God’s sovereign character, reigning over His creation.

 

Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
The Lord of hosts is His name

                              Jeremiah 31:35

 

The sun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.

                            Habakkuk 3:11

 

The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.

                              Joel 2:10

 

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

                             James 1:17 New International Version

 

Inspirational Summer Proverbs

Proverbs is full of practical wisdom, and these scriptures are common sense at its best. If we follow them, we can’t go wrong in the summer months or any other season.

Plus, a little inspiration from Song of Solomon just for fun.

He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

                            Proverbs 10:5 NKJV

 

He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

                           Proverbs 10:5 NIV

 

The ants are a people not strong,
Yet they prepare their food in the summer;

                          Proverbs 30:25 NKJV

 

Ants are creatures of little strength,
yet they store up their food in the summer;

                         Proverbs 30:25 NIV

 

Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.

                          Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV

 

Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.

                       Song of Songs 2:12 NIV

 

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Summer heat reflected in our lives

In our minds, summer is about fun and vacation, but these next Summer Bible verses are a cautionary tale.

As I read them, I’m reminded to fear the Lord and walk in His ways. I don’t want the summer heat to reflect badly in my life, so I chose to learn from the mistakes written about here.

 

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.

                                    Psalm 32:4

 

Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.

                                   Amos 8:1

 

I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house; The houses of ivory shall perish, And the great houses shall have an end,” Says the Lord.

                                Amos 3:15 NKJV

 

Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

                              Daniel 2:35 ESV

 

Surely the great houses will become desolate,
the fine mansions left without occupants.
 A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine;
a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain.

                              Isaiah 5:9-10 NIV

 


They shall all of them be left to the birds of prey of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth. And the birds of prey will summer on them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

                              Isaiah 18:6 ESV

 

 

Encouraging Summer Bible Verses in the Psalms

The book of Psalms is full of encouragement for every season of life! And there are so many beautiful psalms to inspire us during the summer break.

Let’s read a few of these scripture quotations and find encouragement for the sunny days ahead.

 

It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

                                 Psalm 74:17 NIV

 


From the rising of the sun to its setting, The name of the Lord is to be praised.

                                Psalm 113:3 NASB

 

Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
he refreshes the spirit of his master.

                               Psalm 25:13 NIV

 

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

                             Psalm 1:3 NIV

 

He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings.

                            Psalm 107:35 NKJV

 

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Bible Verses about Summer Fruit

 

The blessings of God are the meaning behind these next Bible verses about Summer fruit.

When we walk with God and follow His will for our lives, God’s blessings are as abundant as the growing season in summer.

But when we go our own way, God removes His blessings and draws us back to Himself.

I pray they will help you the next time you feel far from God and His blessings.

 

When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine.

                                2 Samuel 16:1 ESV

 

And the king said to Ziba, “What do you mean to do with these?” So Ziba said, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine for those who are faint in the wilderness to drink.”

                             2 Samuel 16:2 NKJV

 

O vine of Sibmah! I will weep for you with the weeping of Jazer.
Your plants have gone over the sea,
They reach to the sea of Jazer.
The plunderer has fallen on your summer fruit and your vintage.

                               Jeremiah 48:32 NKJV

 

they all came back to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, from all the countries where they had been scattered. And they harvested an abundance of wine and summer fruit.

                              Jeremiah 40:12 New International Version

 

Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt,

                             Genesis 41:29 NIV

 

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

                            Genesis 1:29 NIV

 

Summer Bible Verses about a New Beginning

Sometimes we need a new beginning. And the next scriptures are about that desire. Not just within our own selves, but in God’s heart too. He wants to give us good things. And He wants to have a close relationship with us.

So, He sent His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to give us the Kingdom of God and all that comes with it!

 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

                             Revelation 1:1-2 ESV

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

                           Revelation 1:5 ESV

 

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 

                           Romans 1:20 NKJV

 

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A Little “Sonshine” to bask in today!

I wanted to end on a happy note. And what could possibly be better than the words of our Savior, Christ Jesus?!

The eternal life we have in Him is the greatest gift we will ever receive. So, let’s shine forth and reflect His glorious light!

Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

                             Matthew 13:43 NKJV

 

As you can see, the Word of God is full of inspiration and encouragement for the summer season. And the lazy days of Summer are the perfect time to connect with God.

So, I pray these Sunny Bible Verses for Summer have refreshed your mind and revived your spirit. Most of all I hope they have helped you see the “Sonshine” in your life! Bask in His love, drink it in, and shine bright!

Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation! 😊 And may you see God’s hand in your life now and always!

 

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Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

Do you wonder… What does the Bible say about the 4 Seasons? In this Bible Study, we’ll read Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons and discover how God made the four seasons for a purpose. And how they help us navigate each season of life.

God created each season for a purpose.

In each of the four seasons, nature abounds with God’s glory. The beautiful Spring flowers lead us into the warm Summer days. Vibrant fall foliage fades into gently falling snow. These pictures of the beauty of nature remind us of God’s hand working in our lives.

Because each season represents a time in our life as well.

Spring gives us a new beginning. Summer a time to work. Fall a time to reap what we’ve worked so hard for. And Winter a time of much needed rest.

The glory of the Lord is always on display in our lives if we’ll just take a moment to look for it. So, is it any wonder that God’s Word has a lot to say to us about the Seasons?

Let’s dive in and learn the meaning of the seasons and how God meant for them to guide us through life.

Four Seasons in the Bible Meaning

The meaning of the four seasons and how they apply to our everyday lives can be summed up in this Bible verse from the book of Ecclesiastes.

I’m sure you already know this scripture. But it’s popular for a reason.

In it, we learn there is a season for everything. Both in nature and in our lives.

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break 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 cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

                                    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NKJV

 

 

Understanding Seasons Biblically

God’s Word uses the seasons as a metaphor for Biblical living.

Whether it’s a beautiful tree planted by streams of water or the stars put in their place, these Bible verses teach us how to live a Christian life for God’s glory!

He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.    

                                    Psalm 1:3 NKJV

 

Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

                                   Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

 

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

                                  Daniel 12:3

 

 So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west
And His glory from the rising of the sun,
For He will come like a rushing stream
Which the wind of the Lord drives.
                                

                                   Isaiah 59:19 NASB

 

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

                                  Psalm 90:4

 

He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

                                 Proverbs 10:5

 

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

                                 James 5:7 ESV

 

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.        

                                 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

 

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.

                                 1 Thessalonians 5:1

 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  

                                 Hebrews 13:8 NLT

 


She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

                                  Proverbs 3:18 NIV

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God Made the Seasons Bible Verse

Because of God’s love, He created the earth and gave it to us as a beautiful gift. This gift also includes the seasons and their unique way of giving us everything we need to survive while we’re here on earth.

Sometimes we forget about the wonder of this amazing gift of God. But these scriptures remind us why God made the seasons and how He provides for us throughout them.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

                                  Genesis 1:14-19 NKJV

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

                                Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

 

You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.

                                Psalm 74:17 ESV

 

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, …

                                 Genesis 2:1-5

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

                               James 1:17 NKJV

 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …

                                Genesis 1:1-5 ESV

 

 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
     covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.
He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind;
he makes his messengers winds,
his ministers a flaming fire.

 He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.

                                       Psalm 104:1-6

 

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

                                      John 1:3

 

He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

                                     Job 26:7

 

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.         

                                    Genesis 1:27 NASB

 

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

                                       Psalm 90:2

 

They and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature.

                                       Genesis 7:14

 

And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

                                       Ezekiel 34:26

 

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.

                                     Psalm 147:8

 

Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):

                                  Jeremiah 31:35 NKJV

 

Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You.”

                                  Psalm 102:25-28 NKJV

 

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Bible Verses about Seasons Changing

In life there is one constant we can be sure of, seasons change. And the Change of Seasons is well identified in the scriptures.

Whether it’s Jesus’s parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24:32 or God’s promise about the seasons from Genesis 8:22, the different seasons blending into each other represent the constant change of season in our lives.

As you read the following Bible verses, you’ll recognize the change of seasons in your life, see how God’s hand guides you through each one.

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

                                         Acts 1:7 KJV

 

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:                            

                                       Daniel 2:20-21 KJV

 

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

                                    Genesis 8:22

 

then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.

                                     Deuteronomy 11:14 NIV

 

He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

                                   Psalm 104:19 King James Version

 

Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.

                                 Song of Solomon 2:12 NIV

 

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

                                     Acts 14:17

 

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

                                   Proverbs 26:1

 

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”

                                 Jeremiah 8:20

 

The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

                                 Proverbs 20:4

 

She prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

                                 Proverbs 6:8 English Standard Version

 

These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.

                                Leviticus 23:4 NKJV

 

From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

                               Matthew 24:32 ESV

 

For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

                                Isaiah 55:12 NKJV

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Inspirational Bible Verses about Spiritual Seasons of Life

Like everything, our spiritual lives ebb and flow. An easy season of our life turns into a difficult season in the blink of an eye.

But God’ plan for us never changes. He wants to have a close relationship with us in both the good and bad times. And even though the up and downs are hard, these spiritual seasons have a way of bringing us closer to God. I’m sure that’s why He allows them.

But the following scriptures show us God’s great love and help us remember He is with us always.

 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …

                                  Revelation 1:1-5 ESV

 

 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

                                   2 Peter 3:13 NIV

 

My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.                                

                                   Psalm 31:15 KJV

 

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

                                   Isaiah 54:10

 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

                                   Romans 8:28 NKJV

 

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

                                 Psalm 145:15

 

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

                                John 4:13-15

 

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

                                    John 4:35

 

    “Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
   Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
   Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
                              

                                    Matthew 6:9-13 ESV

 

These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;                               

                                   Jude 1:12 NKJV

 

They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

                                Matthew 21:41

 

 

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

                                  Psalm 16:7 NKJV

 

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

                                  Hebrews 12:11

 

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

                                  Matthew 28:18-20

 

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

                                  Mark 1:35

 

And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

                                 Exodus 18:26 KJV

 

Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

                                 Matthew 7:17 NIV

 

 

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Whether you’re looking for a new season to begin in your life, or encouragement to get through the one you’re in, I pray these Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons have inspired your faith and have helped you see God’s hand in your life today!

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What does Taste and See that the Lord is good mean? Psalm 34:8

What does taste and see that the Lord is good mean? Find out with this taste and see scripture from Psalm 34:8

We experience the world through our senses. They give us the ability to understand our surroundings and enjoy life. This taste and see scripture from Psalm 34:8 gives us an exciting invitation to experience the goodness of God through two of our God-given senses…

 

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;

Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.

                                         Psalm 34:8

What does Taste and See that the Lord is good mean?

The sense of taste has the power to take us to unseen places. Sometimes, it’s a faraway locale or a dream vacation in the making. And other times it’s back in time to a special memory of sharing a meal with loved ones.

I love to watch those TV shows about cooking. You know the ones where the host describes what their food tastes like for the viewing audience. The sweetness of a strawberry shortcake, how the spongy cake mingles with the buttery cream and rich berries. The flaky crust and gooey, warm filling of a tart cherry pie. Or a spicy, hot enchilada. The way the flavors burst in your mouth and fill your taste buds with pleasure!

And I love to taste the flavors of my childhood. My Granny made the most scrumptious chicken and dumplings and the most delicious biscuits and gravy imaginable! With each yummy bite, I’m transported to a different time and place. Happy memories of my family gathered around the table, laughing and living life together fill my soul while I’m filling my tummy.

But the sense of taste isn’t something you can learn from someone else. It’s something you must experience for yourself. You can listen all day long to someone describe the flavors, but to taste them, you have to actually put the food in your mouth and eat it.

Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord

In the same way that we can taste our favorite foods and savor them, we can also enjoy God’s goodness. But this taste and see scripture teaches us, if want the goodness of the Lord in our life, we need to be intentional about it. Once we’ve developed a relationship with God by feeding our minds with His Word and by putting our trust in Him, we’ll experience the fullness of God’s blessings toward us.

But tasting God’s goodness is just the beginning! Because…

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Seeing is Believing

The experience of tasting leads us to seeing. And seeing is believing. If we believe in our hearts that God is good, then our eyes will be open to seeing His goodness on display in our lives every day.

God has given each of us many blessings. Through the simple things like getting us to and from work safely every day, to the big earth-shattering moments where life takes an unexpected turn, the goodness of God never changes.

And we’re able to see God’s blessings just like we can see the beauty of a sunset with its brilliant colors fading into each other. The vast ocean with its sandy beach. A babbling brook, cool and blue. Or a rolling hillside, lush and green. Think of all of the amazing sights God has created for us to see!

 

God is good

God is good all the time! And the outcome of both tasting and seeing, is believing in the goodness of God. Through both the good and bad times, God shows His true colors by blessing us with mercy and compassion. Because He is good, we are able to taste and see His goodness surrounding us when we need Him the most. He loves us and wants to share His goodness with us.

So, if you want to see the goodness of God and His and blessings, just taste and see them for yourself today!

P.S. If you need a little more inspiration… This taste and see song always shows me a glimpse of God’s goodness!

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