Time: The Stuff of LifePosted by: bbcadmin
Benjamin Franklin made some keen observations about life and how to get the most out of it. He said, “Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made out of.” Squander, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “to spend extravagantly or foolishly; to lose (something, such as an advantage or opportunity) through negligence or inaction.” Most Christians would profit by heeding Franklin’s adage. Consider with me the following biblical observations about life.
Life is short
Scripture says a person’s life is as fleeting as a vapor, as momentary as a puff of smoke, as brief as a gust of wind. Our years “pass by like swift ships, like an eagle swooping on its prey” (Job 9:26). Before you realize it, your life will be over. Will you have spent it wisely or foolishly? “LORD, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. (Psalm 39:4).
Life is an investment
In addition to our use of the financial resources God puts into our hands, we will also give an account of the spiritual opportunities he has entrusted to us. Paul reminds us that, as believers in Jesus Christ, we are “stewards of the mysteries of God”. As such, we must faithfully proclaim the good news of the Gospel (1 Cor. 4:1-2). Are we taking full advantage of the “open doors” God gives us to witness to our family, friends, and neighbors? May we pray along with the apostle, “that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, (Eph. 6:19)
Think for a moment. Have you been squandering some of the precious life God has entrusted to you? Ask him to help you make full use of each opportunity to share your faith in Christ.