By Bruce Witt
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17
RECENTLY, A FAMILY MEMBER WAS STRUCK by a truck as she crossed the street. After months in hospitals struggling to survive, she passed away. This tragic event was a shock to the everyday lives of her entire extended family. One minute she was healthy and alive; the next, she was facing death and eternity.
Our time on earth is here today and can be gone tomorrow. None of us know when exactly we will see the Lord. Yet one thing we do know is that time is short. Especially in light of eternity, our time on earth is but a breath.
We must take care, being intentional in how we spend our time. Our focus needs to keep in mind both today and “that day” when we see Him face to face.
It has been said, “The days are getting longer, but the years are getting shorter!” Be careful not to squander your time and your opportunity. Keep focused on God and His Kingdom! How are you spending our time? Do you look at the end of your day and say, “That was significant”? Or do you say, “What did I do—what a wasted day!” Once a day has passed, we never will get it back.
We all will give an account of how we spent our lives. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom for your investment of time.
“We must recognize how the evil one is working in this world and take a firm stance against him. It means we take careful thought concerning what we put in our minds—what we listen to, what we watch, and how we use our time.” — Chip Ingram
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Many give a mental assent to this teaching yedft are often asking, “What do I do? What does Christ as life look like?“ Too often Christians err by moving too far to one side or the other—reducing the Christian life to a list of do’s and don’ts, or they actually do nothing.
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