See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17
Our lives on this world are so short. The Bible says in Isaiah 40:6b-8; "All flesh is grass, and the loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."
Some people’s lives are shooting stars and they leave their mark upon this world while others are more just a barely heard whimper. Their whole lives are spent trying to accumulate things. Like the rich fool Jesus spoke about in Luke 12:16-21;
And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
"Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."
"But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
"This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
You can’t take anything with you when you die, especially if you don’’t know Christ as your Saviour. Time is so short and we will all be judged one day as to how we have used it. Every moment we waste in trying to build our own little kingdom is a moment we will never get back again. It is gone for eternity.
There was a secular musician called Steve Millar who wrote a song that said Time keeps slipping into the future. We promise ourselves that we will make a decision to follow after Christ or to spend more time with Him and His word. We make promises to spend more time with our spouses or children and before we know it our chances have slipped away from us and it is too late. Our families fall apart and we wonder why.
Jesus said in Matthew 16:24-26; "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?"
We are foolish beings and our hearts will always find ways for us to squander the time we have. The only way to use time wisely is letting someone else teach us how. That happens first by coming to Jesus and confessing you are a sinner. Then recognizing Him as your Lord and Saviour. Ask Him to show you how to use your time best. He will direct you through the Holy Spirit and His Word
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