Buying Back Time…

“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the Time (Kairos).“Col.4:5.

The Apostle Paul urges us to “redeem” or buy back every precious wasted minute. He understood that God has made us stewards over our most irreplaceable possession—time. We are to be good stewards of our time, using it wisely, constructuctively, and in the worship and service of our Lord.

All through the OT and NT Scripture, God condemns idleness in particularly, saying, “An idle person will suffer hunger” (Prov. 19:15, also 2 Thes.3:10).  The virtuous woman is described as a busy woman, who does not eat the bread of idleness (Prov.31:27).

The wise king declares in Eccl.10:18 that the man who does not take time to do general maintenance will find his house crumbling around him.

Likewise, Ezekiel stated that the foundation of Sodom’s destruction consisted of pride (Gay Pride) gluttony (never satisfied) and too much idle time (Ezk.16:49).

Jesus in His parable of the laborers  in the vineyard illustrated that God wants our time to be spent in some worthy endeavor, specifically working in His vineyard (Matt. 20:1-16).

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 03:51:34

    So true, Manny. So true. Our lives are vaporous. Imagine if we would not live forever. Don’t know how people live with such a belief.

    Reply

  2. Mannyr
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 18:18:03

    i think that being Born again teaches us to value every moment —possible.

    Reply

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