In order to gain further understanding of this multi-faceted verse of scripture, it is more important to know what each word mean as many interchange season and time.
The definition for season that would be most applicable to this scripture is:
(ARCHAIC) - an indefinite or unspecified period of time; a while.
Middle English: from Old French seson, from Latin satio(n- ) ‘sowing’, later ‘time of sowing’, from the root of serere ‘to sow’.
The definition for time that would be most applicable to this scripture is:
a moment or definite portion of time allotted, used, or suitable for a purpose.
Old English tīma, of Germanic origin; related to tide, which it superseded in temporal senses. The earliest of the current verb senses (dating from late Middle English) is ‘do (something) at a particular moment’.
As we review the definitions listed above, time is incorporated with season; however, a season must be established in order for time to become relevant and both are then connected to a purpose. In further understanding this passage of #scripture, season also represents a time of sowing. Therefore, we can also read this verse as follow: To every thing there is a time to #sow or To every thing there is a #sowing. Whenever we see the word "and" it is connecting two separate thoughts. "To every thing there is a season, and a time..." We can also read the verse like this: To every thing there is a time...which marks a designation or identified unfolding/manifestation/unveiling/release of something.
Season and time both serves "every purpose..." Purpose can exist without season and time but season and time does not exist or operate without there being a purpose. Reflecting on the creation of all created things, though there is a time in which every thing was created, it was already purposed for everything to be created but there was not a mandate of stipulation of a season or time for all things to come into existence. Let also keep in mind the God is not limited by season or time though He is the creator of both; and while creation demonstrates season and time, purpose was the foundation for both.
My purpose for this blog is to help us not to become overwhelmed by past, present and even future events. Season and time was created by God to measure the course of which mankind would live and achieve. We know all of creation was created with a purpose and was marked by the six days (season) in which each was manifested (time).
Though we are uncertain as to how long things will continue at its current state, one thing we can be confident in, it and all things has its season, it and all thing have been given a time, and it and all things has a purpose under the heaven.
Evangelist Nodella S. Jordan