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Eric Aboadwe    [email]    ( Ghana ) 2018-04-17     Views : 310     Touched : 63
We are taking our FINAL Scripture reading from Ecclesiastes 9:11 which says:

“The race is not for the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favour to men of skill; But TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO THEM ALL.”

Because the Bible is a BOOK of SALVATION, we will misconstrue its teachings if we read and study it according to the words per se. However if we always read and study it within the spiritual and eternal purpose of God in the blueprint of the REDEMPTION of mankind, then we will be able to enter deep inside the “Word” of God where the “THOUGHTS” of the Creator is made manifest to us.

Therefore when our Scripture reading in Ecclesiastes says that “TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO THEM ALL,” then it obviously mean that God has given the “CHANCE” or the opportunity for “ALL” human beings to be SAVED from SIN. That’s why the Scripture says that when God sent John the Baptist to testify that JESUS is “The LAMB of God who takes away the SINS of the world” (John 1::29), God gave him this testimony so that “ALL through him might BELIEVE” (John 1:7).

It shows that God did this so that “ALL” men will be redeemed. For this reason, the Apostle Paul tells us that God actually “desires ALL men to be SAVED and to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH” (2 Timothy 2:4). And if “ALL” men can be SAVED, then God must allow “TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO THEM ALL,” and He did it accordingly by given “TIME” and the “CHANCE” for “ALL” the descendants of Adam to be saved, purified, justified, and to be glorified by hearing the GOSPEL of redemption.

Is there anybody who is NOT given the same “TIME and CHANCE” to be SAVED? There is nobody! This is because the Scripture says, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made, even His ETERNAL POWER and Godhead, so that they are without EXCUSE” (Romans 1:20).

The passage above is telling us that because God gave the same “TIME and CHANCE” for “ALL” posterity to receive His gift of the “REMISSION OF SINS” through the water and the blood of CHRIST, there is nobody who can stand before Him on the Day of Judgment to give any “EXCUSE.” This is because He gave the “TIME” and the “CHANCE” for everybody to be brought into His abode in CHRIST JESUS.

That’s why the Apostle Peter also tells us that, “The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is LONG-SUFFERING toward us, not willing that ANY should perish but that ALL should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). This is the reason why the Almighty God has given “TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO THEM ALL” according to our Scripture reading in Ecclesiastes which was written by Solomon the King whom God endowed with mysterious “WISDOM.”

We must therefore understand that when JESUS says “That you may be sons of your Father in Heaven; for He MAKES His sun rise on the EVIL and on the GOOD, and sends rain on the JUST and on the UNJUST” (Matthew 5:45), it is because He has given the “TIME and CHANCE” for all human beings to receive His BLESSINGS whether they are “good” or bad, whether they are “swift” or not, whether they are “strong” or not, whether they are “wise” or not, whether they are men of “understanding” or not, and whether they are men of “skill” or not.

So whether a person is physically “WISE” or “FOOL,” God planned His salvation in CHRIST in such a way that “TIME and CHANCE” will actually “HAPPEN TO THEM ALL” so that nobody is excluded from it. That’s why God said in Isaiah that JESUS will become “The Highway of HOLINESS,” and He also added that “Whoever walks the road, although a FOOL, shall not go ASTRAY” (Isaiah 35:8).

Brothers and Sisters, this shows the fairness and justice of God to “ALL” human beings. That’s why after the writer of Ecclesiastes spoke about different categories of people, he did not miss the most important words when he said that “TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO THEM ALL.” This is the reason why after Paul also told us in Romans Chapter 1 that everybody is “without EXCUSE,” he went further to explain in Romans Chapter 2 that “there is no PARTIALITY with God” (Romans 2:11).

So let us give thanks and praise to God who has allowed “TIME AND CHANCE” to “HAPPEN” to “ALL” mankind within His redemptive plan.

This ENDS our entire study on Ecclesiastes 9:11.
Through this Scripture verse alone, God has taught us:


(2) THE BATTLE IS NOT TO THE STRONG (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5)

(3) DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH? (Part 1, 2, 3 & 4)

(4) THE DANGERS OF MATERIAL RICHES (Part 1, 2 & 3) and


In fact The LORD has given us a lot, and may His “GOOD” name be glorified forever and ever! Amen!


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