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Stewardship of Time 

 

Each one of us have been given a measure of enough time to accomplish God’s purpose on earth. Holy Scriptures reminds us to invest our time wisely, our length on earth is short, we are pilgrims passing through. “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16). Near the end of his life, Moses prayed, “So teach us to number our days that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:12). Time is one of our most valuable assets, but without a proper perspective, we will spend it foolishly.

 

From a biblical perspective time involves several things:

(1) Life is brief, and we cannot be presumptuous about the future (Jas. 4:14).
(2) The eternal gives meaning to the temporal (Rom. 13:11; 2 Cor. 4:18).
(3) Like other assets, our time is owned by God (Ps. 31:15).
(4) We must be sensitive to opportunities so that we can make the most of them (Eccles. 8:5; Col. 4:5).
(5) Our use of time will reflect our priorities (Matt. 6:19-21,34).
 
Much of our time is wasted not in hours, but in minutes. Reflect on how much quality time do we spend with the Lord, with our spouse, with our children, and with our non-Christian friends? God wants us to be faithful stewards, not squanderers, of the time He has given us.

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