Understanding the times
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Understanding of the times

What an incredible statement to be made of a group of young people… that they understood the times in which they lived.  We do live in externally interesting times with all that is happening across the globe,  Are we training our young people to understand the times in which they live?  Here are a few examples in the Bible that speak about ones who had an understanding of the times in which they lived.


1 Chronicles 12:32

… of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;


Esther 1:13-15 

13 Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times (for this was the king’s manner toward all who knew law and justice,   14 those closest to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who had access to the king’s presence, and who ranked highest in the kingdom): 15 “What shall we do to Queen Vashti, according to law, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus brought to her by the eunuchs?” 

Even Jesus mention the importance of this, what a great point to make when you are teaching weather!


Luke 12:54 – 56

54 Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. 55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is.56 Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?

Daniel prays a great prayer talking about the Sovereignty of God and how he is the one who gives understanding and wisdom.  He is the one that changes the seasons and times that we live in,


Daniel 2:20-23

20 Daniel answered and said:

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.

23 “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You, for You have made known to us the king’s demand.”

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