Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Thought of the day—

The Apostle Paul wrote, ‘Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.’ In his words are a contrast; the unwise or spiritually immature person and the wise or spiritual mature person. And the determination of which defines us is in the use of our time. We each are given 168 hours a week. Each hour of each week will be called to an account on the Day of Judgment before the Lord Jesus. Such a truth isn’t to make us live afraid, but wise. It is an act of love from the Judge Himself to tell us in advance we will give an account of how we used our time. Do a thorough evaluation of our time. Are we consistently, sacrificially, and lovingly investing time in spiritual and eternal things? Or is the world and its fleeting things getting the upper hand in the use of our time? If we are committed to tithing a 10% of our income to the Lord, should that not also apply to an even greater resource than our money – our time? If so, that means 16.8 hours a week are faithfully given over to Lord in service and seeking Him. Take time to reflect on which category of Christian the Apostle Paul places us – wise or unwise as determined by the use of our time” (Ephesians 5:15-16).