Whose Time Is it?

There are 168 hours in a week. How much time do we spend in doing certain things? It was very interesting. If a person comes to every service of the church, then the amount of time spent in doing this is only 2% of our week. Can you image that out of 168 hours only 2% is spent in service for the Lord! If one adds in travel time the most any one would spend is 4% of there time each week in service to the Lord!

Now the average person spends 10% of their time each week watching television. During this time the average person is doing nothing else besides watching television. That is wasted time. This person is accomplishing nothing else. There is no production of any kind toward anything useful being done.

If a person spends one hour each week in Bible study on their own this is only .5% of their time. Yes, this is different than the above time stated involving one’s worship. But if one would be all inclusive that is only 4.5% of their time each week involved with spiritual things.

A person ought to consider whose time is it? Is it really our time, or is it time that we have been allotted to use while we are upon this earth. We will have to give an account for how we have used this time selected for us to use on the Judgment Day. What will you say to God?

If we lived in an ideal world we would all be able to spend large amounts of time studying God’s Word. The Scriptures state, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). While we might not be able to do that we can spend some of that 10% of time we are watching television and use it to study God’s Word. How much better off would we be if we did. We would be in a better situation to meet the devil. If we did indeed spend time in studying God’s Word we would not have any fear of being destroyed. Listen to what God said to His Old Testament people because they did not know His Word, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget they children” (Hosea 4:6). We would be so much better off if we spent more of our time with God than with the world because friendship with the world is enmity with God (James4:4). How are we spending the time that God has so richly granted to us? Please consider how you are spending that time.

We are to be faithful stewards of all that God has placed into our hands. “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). Time is one of those things that God has placed into our hands. How are we using God’s precious moments? This question needs to be considered as we prepare ourselves for eternity. Eternity is going to a lot longer than any time we have here on earth. Are we ready for eternity? Maybe we need to reconsider our preparatory time and spend it more wisely. Remember that the time changes Sunday!

Love, Keith

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