Do we, as blood-bought children of God have a biblical view of time? We are familiar with the Paul's admonition to the Ephesian congregation to "Redeem time wisely." Do we really have a deep sense of the value of time? Listen to these quotes I came across this week on this very subject:
"Give me a Christian that counts his time more precious than gold." (Joseph Alleine)
When a man left his study after interrupting his study by taking up his time, John Cotton was quoted as saying, "I would rather have given this man a handful of money, than have been kept thus long out of my study."
Melancthon when he had an appointment fixed not only the hour but fixed the exact minute so that no time was lost in the appointment.
Seneca was fond of saying, "Time is the only of which it is a virtue to be covetous."
Charles Bridge wrote, "We should be like the miser with his money. saving it [time] with care and spending it with caution."
"Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time." (David Brainerd)