“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16) Time is all that we have on this earth, but can anyone truthfully define what time is? Time cannot be seen, touched, tasted, or smelled, yet each of us is painfully aware of it. Time speeds by us all like a mighty rushing wind, yet it makes not a sound. No one can speed up or slow down time. Time comes to all of us at the very same rate and we cannot go around it, jump over it or crawl under it. We all age at exactly the same rate, no exceptions. Time can only be used once and cannot be lived over or be stored up and used later. Time was put here by God for us to use wisely, not to waste with foolish living and wasteful endeavors. Time is not for doing every single thing that comes into our minds. Time is not necessarily for doing more, but for doing what God wants done, doing what really matters. We can rush around all day, every day filling every minute of our time doing things, but when all is said and done, have we accomplished anything of substance, or simply done a whole bunch of things? While time is important to us all, time is not life. Jesus came to this earth to give us more life, not more time.(John 10:10) The world will be basically the exact same the day you leave it as it was the day you came into it. You are not going to change the world by all your doings, so why not fill your time and life with the things that God wants done. These are the only real things that will matter when you have fulfilled your time on this earth and time for you is no more. God has given each of us enough time to do all the things He requires of us in this life. There is always plenty of time in each day to do what God wants done and if we put Him first in our lives, the time will work out for the rest of what we need to do. I read somewhere that urgent things in life are seldom important and important things are seldom urgent. Remember that very second, every minute, every day is a precious gift from God. Firstly commit the day to God, seek His kingdom first and don’t worry about tomorrow for it will care for its self. (Matt. 6:33-34) The older I get the less time I have left, but the more I slow down and take each minute, each hour as it comes and I seem to have more time for those around me. Relationships take time and the time you spend with someone today may in due time bring that soul or many souls to Christ. Although it may be long after your time on this earth is over. Thank God for every minute of every day and ask him to be with you in all that you do throughout the day. You will be amazed at what you and God together can accomplish, when you live for Him and redeem the time wisely.
We cordially invite everyone who seeks the truth to come study and worship with us at Kedron on the Coopertown Road in Russellville. We neither add to God’s word or take from it. Bible study at 10 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m.