We are locked into time and space. Because of this, it is impossible for us to fully grasp what it would be like to be unhampered by temporal restraints. But we serve a God for whom all events are equally present. Henry David Thoreau once observed. “As if we could kill time without injuring eternity.” Time is our most precious resource, and Scripture assures us that our stewardship of the time we have been allotted is not something we should ignore.
We can employ the skills and principles of time management, buy a new calendar even a high priced electronic one, and employ a better scheduling system all are of little benefit until we understand the value of time. Granted, we may do a better job of scheduling our time, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing a better job of spending that time. Knowing the difference defines wisdom!
As we grow older, we look back and wonder where the time went. Each of us is allotted a finite number of days. Are we spending those days wandering aimlessly, with no goal, no purpose in sight? Or are we numbering those days, and thereby gaining a heart of wisdom? “Lord teach us…”
“O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah (Psalms 39:4-5 ESV)
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Time is Money