Sunday, February 16, 2014

Time Marches On

What do we all have the same amount of? We use it because we cannot save it. We often spend it without thinking. We can give someone some of it. We often waste more than we use. What is it?


Time is a precious commodity, and often as we age we really understand how important this item is. We look back and wish we could recoup some of it, delete some of it, and maximize our use of it. The Bible speaks to our different uses of time in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 -

1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, And a time to die;
   A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill, And a time to heal;
   A time to break down, And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
   A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones;
   A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain, And a time to lose;
   A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear, And a time to sew;
   A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
8 A time to love, And a time to hate;
   A time of war, And a time of peace.   

How are using your time? Does it honor God?  Is it worth what you are spending (or wasting) it on? As time marches on, look at every part of it in light of eternity.  Let it measure up to God's plan.  Use it wisely, and hear the Master say, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

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