2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:2

Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:1-10

(Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-10)

To expect unchanging happiness in a changing world, must end in disappointment. To bring ourselves to our state in life, is our duty and wisdom in this world. God's whole plan for the government of the world will be found altogether wise, just, and good. Then let us seize the favourable opportunity for every good purpose and work. The time to die is fast approaching. Thus labour and sorrow fill the world. This is given us, that we may always have something to do; none were sent into the world to be idle.