The Value Of Time

The Value Of Time
Our days are like beautiful summer fields as God gives them to us. The minutes are blooming flowers and silvery grass-blades and stalks of wheat with their germs of golden grains. The hours are trees with their rich foliage or vines with their blossom-prophecies of purple clusters. Oh the fair, blessed possibilities of the days and hours and minutes as they come to us from God's hands! But what did you do with yesterday? How does the little acre of that one day look to you now? What are we doing with our time? Every moment God gives us has in it a possibility of beauty as well as something to be accounted for. Are we using our time for God?

John 9:4: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. (KJV)
Ephesians 5:15-16: See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (KJV)
Colossians 4:5: Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. (KJV)
1 Peter 4:7: But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (KJV)
Ecclesiastes 12:1-7: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (KJV)

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