“For everything there is a season.” Conversation Kicker!

Ever heard someone use the phrase, “For everything there is a season.”?  Where’d that come from?
There are so many pithy (concise and forcefully expressive) sayings that are used in everyday conversation.  Most of us use them, but most of us have no idea of the source from where they originate.  It’s interesting that many of these sayings are found in the words of the Bible, long pre-dating the time when the sayings came into use.  This proves that the Bible has always had great influence on man’s life and relationships…and still does, even in our day.  The fact that so many of these saying are still in use underscores the timeless relevance of God’s Word.
We thought we’d share some of them with you so that the next time you hear one of these sayings you can point them to the source!  That’s why we’re calling them a, “conversation kicker”!  Use them to turn a conversation to something important.  God bless and Stay Bold!
“For everything there is a season” (also, there’s a season for everything) comes from the book of Ecclesiastes.
There is an appropriate time for everything.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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 together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;  A time to rend, 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.
In the 1950s Pete Seeger wrote the song To Everything There Is A Season, adapting the words of these verses from the book of Ecclesiastes to music.  It was recorded and released by The Limeliters on their album Folk Matinee.  Shortly thereafter Seeger recorded and released the song entitled Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) on his album, The Bitter and the Sweet.  The song achieved international fame when it was recorded by the American folk rock band The Byrds in 1965,  and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #26 on the UK Singles Chart. The song continues in popularity, having been sung or recorded by numerous artists. The song was featured in the motion picture Forrest Gump.  It has also been featured on the small screen, in TV episodes of The Wonder Years, The Simpsons and Cold Case.
“Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself” is from the book of Esther.
From the story of Haman in the Book of Esther, this phrase refers to a reversal of events leading to one’s demise.  In Esther, Haman plotted to completely annihilate the Jews.  As his plot unraveled his evil intent was revealed and he was hanged.
Esther 7:10  So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.
“Hold your tongue” is from the book of Esther.
To stop speaking or to say nothing.

Esther 7:4  For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king’s damage.
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