Ephesians 5: 15-17 says, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” KJV
I have used “redeeming the time” as my focus line because, as I become older, I realize how very important time is. Benjamin Franklin said, “Time is money,” but truthfully, time is much more valuable than money. Our time is our life, and our lifetime is absolutely limited. I have already passed my three score and ten. I’m already on borrowed time!
God’s Word tells us we are to “redeem the time,” to change the way we spend it from doing something wasteful to doing something wise — which is … “understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
How do we do this? Verse 14 of the above passage tells us, “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” So, we wake up in the morning, arise from our bed, and expose ourselves to the light of Christ in His Word. There is no other way of “understanding what the will of the Lord is” than to redeem the time by reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Word.
All time spent in God’s Word is time redeemed. This is a goal for myself and my prayer for you.