Tag: Time

Redeeming the Time

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Redeeming the time —Ephesians 5:16

Two little words are found in the Greek version here-ton kairon. They are translated in the revised version, “Buying up for yourselves the opportunity.” The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity.

They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point in time, a juncture, a crisis. They refer to a moment full of possibilities quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away.

It is intimated that there are not many such moments of opportunity, because the days are evil. These moments are like flowers which appear here and there in the barren desert: pluck them while you can. Or they are like a business opportunity which comes once in a lifetime; buy it up while you have the chance. Be spiritually alert; be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is (v. 16). Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise (v. 15), buying up for yourselves the opportunity.

Sometimes it is a moment of time to be saved; sometimes a soul to be led to Christ; sometimes it is an occasion for love; sometimes for patience; sometimes for victory over temptation and sin. Let us redeem it.

by A.B. Simpson

 

The Treasures Of The Tent

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The Israelites had to build a tabernacle so that God’s presence would dwell with them. They were to build it using their own costly possessions and materials – their treasures. We want to have a good relationship and walk with God, to know Him and be in His presence, but so often we’re careless. We give God leftovers of our time and wonder why we don’t have the kind of walk and life we should. Learn from the tabernacle. God would only dwell in a tabernacle made of costly things. Knowing God and dwelling with God will cost you, but it’s worth it. It’ll cost you to have a glorious life, but the treasure is without price. We must treasure our time with God, make Him the most precious thing in your day. Treasure God’s presence and the time you spend with Him- let it cost you. Give up things for it, your costly things. You’ll have a true tabernacle, and God’s glory and presence will dwell with you and your life. You give Him your best and God will do the same for you. For His best is what He’s done already.

Today’s Mission – What costly thing in your life can you give up in order to be with God – a television show? Time on the internet, an entertainment, and indulgence? Give that time instead to the Lord, to use to be in His presence.

by Jonathan Cahn