TIME ON YOUR HANDS
“Be careful how you live, not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”
Time. It is certainly significant. We spend time. We waste time. We have a good time, or maybe a bad time. Sometimes it seems like time is running out. We often talk about our “own” time and get irritated when something comes along to steal it away. Interesting . . . The truth of the matter is that we are not the masters of the days of our lives. Whatever time we have is a gift from God. As we perceive it, our lifetime is ticking swiftly away. But friend, that is a lie. If we have trusted Christ, we have been given everlasting, unending life. We have MORE than “all the time in the world!” How, then, should we live our earthly lives? We should live as earthly beings with eternity in our hearts; busily doing earthly things that have eternal consequences.
Consider what the Scripture has to say about time. In Job 14:5 we read: “Man's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.” The psalmist declares: “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath” (Ps. 39:5). And he prays: “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:12). Paul echoes this desire in his instruction to the believers in Ephesus: “Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16).
What is the Lord calling YOU to do with your time TODAY?