Redeeming the Time
Ephesians 5:15-16; Psalm 90:12
One thing we all have in common is the same amount of time each day. God has allotted twenty-four hours to each one of us. Being a good steward of the time God gives is not really a matter guarding the minutes so we can spend our time productively. Certainly we need to wisely use our time, but even more importantly we need to have a grasp of time in the sense of understanding the great events of God in past, present, and future as they are set forth in Scripture in the grand scheme of the plan of God. The stewardship of time is not to get Christians busier. It is not busier lives that we need. What is needed instead is a better use of the time we have combined with a biblical view of time on earth. We must grasp exactly who we really are as Christians. This means adopting and maintaining a new attitude toward our time on earth and what we do with our lives. We must comprehend exactly where we are. Our need is to walk carefully so we can rescue the time God has given us on earth from the many evil uses and perspectives promoted by the evil one. We must also ask and respond to the issue of just why we are here. We are here as ambassadors of Christ called to a world-wide mission of making disciples of all nations. We are here to represent the Savior, to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.