What Time is it?

What's the best use of your time? Liz and Lucille face difficult choices as they do their homework and a Bible study. What's your worst distraction?

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

Audio Icon   Ecclesiastes 3:1



In this episode, Liz and Lucille are having a hard time fitting in all of their activities. Grandpa Anole helps them see what’s most important in using their time.

You have so many activities to fill your time, like good books, school, video games, Bible reading, household chores, sports, music practice, clubs, church, movies, and playing with friends. When you have so many choices, how do you choose? Matthew 6:33 gives us some good advice: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This takes some wisdom. Which of your activities count as seeking God and his kingdom?

Just like the people in Haggai’s time, you may often put your own good activities before the work God has for you. After a while, it just becomes habit. When the people of Israel did this, they discovered that their own work wasn’t satisfying them. God was trying to tell them something. If you’re feeling like you’re always busy but never getting anything done, God may be trying to tell you something, too! It might be time to think about what activities honor him, and to put those first in your weekly schedule.

Want to dig deeper and learn more about putting God’s work first? Check out Ephesians 2:10, Micah 6:8, and Ephesians 5:15-16.


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is a very famous poem that shows some “activities under heaven” that God has made times for.

A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to uproot.
A time to tear down and a time to build
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
A time for war and a time for peace

Try writing some of your own "time for everything" lines. Make sure you are thinking about putting God’s work first.

A time to ____________________ and a time to _________________________
A time to ____________________ and a time to _________________________
A time to ____________________ and a time to _________________________
A time to ____________________ and a time to _________________________