Updated: Aug 30
"Redeeming the time because the days are evil" (Eph.5:16).
To redeem means to 'buy back' or 'make up for'. It means given enough time, we may buy back what is important and dear to us. Buying back then affords us the opportunity to make a better use of whatever we 'bought back'.
Time means continuance, duration, moment or season. This implies knowing what we have to do, when and how to do it.1Chr.12:32 referred to the sons of Issachar as a group of men who had an understanding of what Israel ought to do. This gift made them to be unique in their days.
Essentially, knowing what to do with our time in this end time is of utmost importance, and cannot be overemphasized . The end time is here. No one knows what would happen in the next few seconds. The saints are being called home, albeit unexpectedly . Wars and rumors of wars are all over the place. Pandemonium and general unrest are becoming the order of the day, at a global level, as the Scriptures foretold. Time is running out fast and may catch up with anyone of us suddenly. Hence the need to redeem our time, fix all the fixable, since no one knows the hour. Let us be prepared, use our time wisely, and 'walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise' (Eph.5:15). Tomorrow may be too late!
Some of the ways we can redeem our time include:
we can redeem our time of worship service: attendance and punctuality.
give more time to fasting and prayers.
giving a helping hand to the needy (we'll always have the needy among us).
cut off all lines of gossips, frivolities, dissociate from ungodly friends and the attendant acts.
PRAYER: LORD, help me in the remaining years of my life to spend my time more wisely and redeem my wasted time. Amen !
Olusegun A Emosu
The Redeemed Christian Church Of God,
1879, S Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd Lithonia GA 30058