Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Text: Ephesians 5:15-16
Time management is something we all deal with. We are busy and there are many different things that pull for our time. As Christians, we also need to ask ourselves if we are using our time wisely.
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
EPHESIANS 5:15-16 (NKJV)
In the Bible, wisdom is often associated with honoring and keeping God’s word. We read in (Proverbs 1:7) “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
The apostle Paul instructs us not to be unwise with our time. We are to make the most of our time, redeeming the time. Because, as he states, the “days are evil.”
There are plenty of people who live their lives without any regard for the word of God. There are some who even mock His Word. Elsewhere, the apostle Paul records, “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.” (Philippians 3:18-19). Yes, there are plenty of people who walk today without any regard for God’s Word.
Were we once that way? Did we walk without regard for God’s instruction and wisdom? As Christians, we need to make the most of our time. We need to seek to understand the will of the Lord. We need to live Spirit-filled lives. Instead of setting our minds on and being consumed with the things of this world, let’s focus our attention on the things of God. Let us encourage one another in the Lord, praising and thanking Him always for His goodness, wisdom, and instruction.
We can look to many different books as we seek wisdom. Some are very instructive and beneficial. However, His Word, the Bible is truth (ref. Jn. 17:17). If we desire to walk in wisdom, redeeming the time, we will need to seek godly wisdom—the wisdom that is found in His word.
Seek God’s word and walk in His wisdom.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.