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. The Summer season is a time to work. Fall is 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. Wise King Solomon shares God’s plan for seasons of change. Both in nature and in our lives. So, if you’re in a long season of waiting, take heart, your appointed time will come.
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.
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.
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.
For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
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.
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.
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.
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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, …
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.
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.
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.
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.
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.
He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.
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
The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust; from the heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed.
Deuteronomy 28:24 NKJV
However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all. But let them remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless.
Ecclesiastes 11:8 NIV
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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.”
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.
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.”
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”
The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
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.
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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’s 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.
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.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
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.”
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.
“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.
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;
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.
Acts 1:7 NKJV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
Hosea 10:12 NIV
O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent.
Psalm 22:2 NKJV
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Matthew 24:45 NKJV
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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 hands in your life today!
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