by Pastor Ken
What does “redeeming the time” mean? The literal meaning is “buying up for yourselves the opportune time.” That is, making the most of an opportunity. As a Christian it is your privilege to take advantage of every moment of time for a great and noble purpose. Like Jesus, you are part of your “Heavenly Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). Because this is so, you should be actively seeking an opportunity to do good (Galatians 6:10), even to your enemies (Matthew 5:44).
Look around! You know that the “days are evil”? There is so much evil going on. Immorality, persecution, disease and mental suffering, negativism, accidents, disasters, terrorism…where does it end!
It ends when Christ returns for the final judgment day. That is why we should not waste our time—not even one second. Use it wisely and always remember you are a partner in your Father’s business.
Pray: Father, help me always to have the wisdom of Jesus in my heart (1 Corinthians 1:30). I want Him to lead me to step in using my time wisely. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.