by Daniel Rodgers

What Time Is It?
Dan Rodgers
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
November 6, 2005

HUMOR: By the way, speaking of time, have you ever thought about this: "At what time does a duck wake up?" At the quack of dawn.1

HUMOR: We all love the blond jokes, right? By the way, if you are a dyed blond this won't bother you.

The blond said: "Excuse me, can you tell me what time it is?"

The woman replied: "It's 11:25."

The blond, with a confused look on her face, responded: "You know, it's the weirdest thing, I've asked that question thirty times today, and every time someone gives me a different answer."2

THOT: When we ask the question, "What time is it?" The answer would depend on what time zone you live in. There is Atlantic Time, Eastern Time, Central Time, Mountain Time, Pacific Daylight and Standard Time, Alaska Time, Hawaii-Aleutian Time, and believe it or not, Samoa Time. That doesn't mean "some more time," it means "Samoa Time."

But what time is it? Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, said, There is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven." In chapter 5 he stresses the importance of time and its relationship to every aspect of human life...about living and dying, weeping and laughing, building up, tearing down, speaking and listening, and so on...

This morning, as we consider the question, "What Time Is It?" I'd like for you to consider three things:

I. It's Later Than You Think
II. It's Time To Get Started
III. It's Never Time to Quit


One of the mistakes common to all is in taking tomorrow for granted. We think tomorrow will always be there, as it has been before. As a result, we put off things that are important: "I can do it later," or "If I don't do it today, it won't really matter that much," or "I'd rather do the 'fun' things first. I'll get to the serious stuff at another time." That's pretty dangerous thinking. In Proverbs 27:1, it warns, Boast not thyself of ...

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