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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Evening


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Ecclesiastes 11:6 (b) The evening time in the life is the time when the shadows fall, the day's work is ended, sorrows and weakness have come, and hope has faded. We should be as busy serving GOD in the later years as we are in the early years of life. Sometimes the dark times precede the bright times. We read that the evening and the morning were the first day. The darkness preceded the light. (gee also Exodus 16:12; Numbers 9:21). We read in Ezekiel 24:18 "in the evening, my wife died, and in the morning I did as I was commanded." We should not permit sorrow and difficulty to hinder our service. It may be taken also as a picture of the fact that our time on earth is the evening time, followed by the morning in glory, a morning without clouds.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Evening'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/e/evening.html. 1957.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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