The Wise Use of Our Time

 Someone has written, “Hard work is often the piling up of the easy things you neglected to do”.  This is often so true.  We have things we need to do but we put off until, combined, they seem an impossible task. 

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In our spiritual lives we need to do what needs to be done and we need to do it today.  Some things are just too important to put off.  Paul wrote in Eph. 5:15-16. “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”  We are to take every opportunity God provides us and use them wisely.  In Jn. 9:4 Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”  Jesus shows us that there is urgency about doing the will of God.  In Eccl. 9:10, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”  What ever work we plan on doing for God has to be done while we are alive. 

Some things we should be doing as Christians include: study of God’s word; prayer; visiting the sick; teaching the lost; worshiping God; encouraging our brethren; mending fences if we have left some wrong unsettled; etc.  We cannot do everything at once but we need to budget our time wisely and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done.  This is the only work that pays eternal dividends.

 

Leon Brashear

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