My times are in Your hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.
And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.”
The Lord is in charge of the times and seasons.
Our lives, as well as the lives of countless people before us, have existed inside the restraints of time.
But God doesn’t.
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:8
God is outside of time, because it was something He created.
And inside this time frame He placed the human race.
Understanding that God both created time as well as every single person, it is logical to conclude that we should pay attention to what He has to say about time.
Col. 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed…But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Romans 13:11&14
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Eph. 5:15-16
God’s Word is full of wisdom and He clearly states what is true, what is right, and the way to live to the fullest in the time we have.
Not with lives spent focused on pleasure or self-love, not with chasing after wealth or power or status, but a life devoted to Christ Jesus, Our Lord and Savior.
Time spent in relationship with Him is never wasted.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for time. Thank You for giving us Your Word, that we might find life and that more abundantly. Thank You for walking with us through all times and having such love and grace for each one of us. Lord, it is only through You that we can find truth, purpose, or anything worthwhile. Lord, only in You do we find the meaning of life and the use for time. Please help me to spend my time wisely and to be drawing every day from Your wisdom and walking in Your ways. Thank You. Amen.