Are you wise or foolish with your time? Are you taking advantage of every opportunity?
Below are two versions of Ephesians 5:15-17.
“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” NIV
“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time (redeeming your time) [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.” Amplified
When you look back over your life how would you like to be able to redeem your squandered time by taking advantage of every past opportunity? Imagine if you could get a do-over with your time. Imagine if you could actually cash in time and exchange the neglected time for something purposeful, meaningful and lasting.
Are you intentional in the use of your time? Where do you need to make small deposits of time intentionally to redeem neglect? Have you neglected any of these areas: your health, finances, family, relationships, spiritual development, education or career?
It is never too late to make small deposits of time to redeem the neglected time in any of these areas. Never give up; from this moment forward you can redeem time by being intentional instead of foolish with your time.
The way to read the Bible through in a year is to first purchase a one-year Bible and read about 10 minutes per day. In a period of 365 days you will have read the entire Bible in one year. Small deposits of time intentionally will redeem the neglect.
The days are evil wanting to tempt you by all the attractions of the world. The cravings of sinful man and the lusts of the flesh may keep you from being intentional with redeeming small amounts of time. The enemy of God wants you to be distracted with pleasure and the temporal. Are you wise with your time or foolish?
Do what is the Lord’s will with your time today. Seek HIM first and HIS righteousness. Go and make small time deposits in others’ lives.
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