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MAKING THE BEST USE OF TIME

Samuel A CainLook carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV)

Another year comes to an end. Wednesday night at 12:00 a.m. a New Year begins. It is an unfortunate attribute of aging that time seems to go by faster and faster. The clock and calendar seem to have wings. Time is short and there are so many responsibilities to perform that we often neglect our spiritual essentials.

The welfare of our souls in this life depends on using our time wisely. Time is precious, “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” (James 4:14 ESV) We too, need time and fellowship with our Father. (Luke 2:49 ESV) We have a short time to prepare for eternity.

Time is also the mother of opportunity. Time allows us the opportunity to walk in holiness and to do good right now in this moment. Time is a gift from God to enable us to live with purpose. Let us do what is pleasing in His sight.

what-time-is-itTemptations abound as never before in this present world. The devil seeks to charm us with his enticements. He is clever at baiting his traps. He will do anything to turn our attention from God. This is why we must make the best use of our time.

If you are a Christian, God has made you a recipient of His grace and opened the light of the Gospel to you. You have been spared up to this very moment to live a holy life and do good to others. In this way, we give glory to the “Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17 ESV)

We must make the best use of our time. Is anything more worthwhile than increasing our gospel progress? The coming New Year does not guarantee that we will be around for the next. There is no time to put on hold our Savior, our souls, and eternal life in the presence of God. We must see to it now for the welfare of our souls.

 

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  1. Yessir…now is always a good time. I really liked that post, thanks!

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