A weekly devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
Each person receives the same amount of time every day yet many of us feel it is never enough. It is a commodity that cannot be purchased but grows more valuable with every passing year. The Bible includes hundreds of references to time but none more direct than these words from Ephesians chapter five and verse sixteen, “Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” The phrase “making the most” is one word in Greek which means to redeem or buy back. The word “opportunity” may be translated time and it refers to a decisive moment or point in time. When combined, it is clear that Paul is issuing an imperative that every believer is to invest their time wisely as we consider the approaching return of Jesus Christ.
Difficult times demand that every believer invest their time, energy, and resources into advancing the kingdom of God by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the unsaved. This requires sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, a knowledge of the scriptures, and an accounting of what we invest our time in. Don’t just let time just fly by. Redeem it, buy it back, and spend it wisely so it can be used to glorify God and count for all eternity!