A Daily Deposit

OCTOBER 17TH, 2020      |       Imagine that someone deposited $10,000 into your bank account. The only conditions—the money had to be spent within twenty-four hours, and it couldn’t be used to pay off debts. Anything not spent would automatically disappear. Naturally, you would be diligent to find a way to get the most out of every cent. You’d make sure nothing was left, wasted, or taken for granted. You’d probably even spend some of it on others.

Every morning our heavenly Father deposits a measure of time into our account called life. It’s only good for twenty-four hours, for none of us are promised a tomorrow. It can’t be used for good deeds to earn salvation, because He’s already paid the debt. Since we have no promise of a tomorrow, shouldn’t we be diligent to spend our time wisely?

The time that we don’t use carefully, spend on others, or make the most of disappears at the end of the day. Time is the one thing we can never get back. Shouldn’t it be more valuable to us than money? Ephesians 5:16 warns us to use our time wisely because the days are evil. The world is only cash rich, while the wise are time rich.

A Daily Deposit

Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

–Ephesians 5:16 ESV

Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

–Ephesians 5:16 ESV

Imagine that someone deposited $10,000 into your bank account. The only conditions—the money had to be spent within twenty-four hours, and it couldn’t be used to pay off debts. Anything not spent would automatically disappear. Naturally, you would be diligent to find a way to get the most out of every cent. You’d make sure nothing was left, wasted, or taken for granted. You’d probably even spend some of it on others.

Every morning our heavenly Father deposits a measure of time into our account called life. It’s only good for twenty-four hours, for none of us are promised a tomorrow. It can’t be used for good deeds to earn salvation, because He’s already paid the debt. Since we have no promise of a tomorrow, shouldn’t we be diligent to spend our time wisely?

The time that we don’t use carefully, spend on others, or make the most of disappears at the end of the day. Time is the one thing we can never get back. Shouldn’t it be more valuable to us than money? Ephesians 5:16 warns us to use our time wisely because the days are evil. The world is only cash rich, while the wise are time rich.

We often have a habit of putting things off to the illusive “someday” while missing the joy of today. Father, help me to live every moment fully.

Holy Spirit, help me to think about how I spend my time, for I don’t want to miss today.

Brenda Beattie
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