Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Redeeming the Time

Have you ever noticed that the older you get the more rapidly time passes. When I was a kid summers were forever, but now they seem like a four day weekend. It is almost June and we are already talking about what we will do this summer. But, the weather has been not cooperating. One day this week it was warm and very pleasant. Yesterday and today it was windy and very cold in the morning. It finally warmed up later, but how many more days of this? The Bible tells that we should redeem the time for the days are evil. What does this mean?

  • We should make our days count instead of counting days
  • We should not fritter away our days with useless activities
  • We should take the opportunity to be a good neighbor and a friend to those who live near us. I am convinced that a plate of cookies to a neighbor in a time of need will open the door for our light to shine.
  • We should remember that Jesus is coming soon.
The days that we live in are truly evil, but we must remember that the devil has a short time. He knows that his days are numbered, and he is wreaking as much havoc as he is allowed to before his judgment. Listen to the words of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God".
And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us; 20
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,—
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, 25
For lo! his doom is sure,—
One little word shall fell him.
Look up your redemption is drawing near!

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