Use of Time

Each new year brings a certain awareness of the passing of time and the brevity of life. We may not measure our days with handbreadths like the Psalmist, but we know that our lives will be all too soon over. Thus our time is a precious commodity with which to make our mark in service for the glory of God. In Ephesians 5:15, 16 Paul counsels the church in Ephesus not to live in dissipation and drunkenness like their unbelieving neighbors who attended the Church of Dionysus, but to live wisely and carefully, “redeeming the time because the days are evil” (NASB). Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon on “The Preciousness of Time” which was based upon that passage in Ephesians. He makes some salient points:  Continue reading “Use of Time”