Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time Flies - Don't Let It Get Away!

Benjamin Franklin put it very succinctly when he said, "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of." Time is the most important commodity that we have in this life. Yet, we so very often take this precious gift for granted by simply thinking that we have more time. Solomon, as the wisest man ever to live, reminded us there is a proper time for everything in life, including death. The Apostle Paul counseled the Ephesian believers to redeem, or buy up the time available to them as wisely as possible. The apostle exhorted his readers to rescue or recover their allotted time from waste in order to improve the time that was allotted to them for greater and nobler things. Harleigh M Rosenberger wrote most discerningly about time: "Life is like a fine piece of Oriental tapestry put together with many exquisite strands, it has the gold of success, the crimson of suffering, and the somber hues of sorrow. We can, by the direct help of God, weave these threads of time into a colorful pattern of loveliness and wisdom." The time that has been allotted to us by God is extremely precious. It must not be taken for granted. It must be treated with the greatest of care, why? Time is limited by God. Buy up every moment of time, use it for the betterment of mankind and for the glory of God. Don't come to the end of your time and be forced to write the following advertisement once printed in the lost and found of a newspaper: "Lost --- several golden hours, each set with 60 diamond minutes, somewhere between sunrise and sunset yesterday. No reward, for they are gone forever!"

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