Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Making The Most Of Your Time, Because…

We're at that time when we get lists of the year's top ten news stories, the five most significant events in politics, the twenty most influential people, and so forth. Here's an article about the top online searches at places like Google and Yahoo. The results are pathetic, a reflection of our secular, trivial, and vulgar culture. A society that gluts itself on humor and movies while swimming in an ocean of trivialities thinks it's being mature and profound by focusing so inordinately on the death of Robin Williams. But is your life much different? Does your church do much to address these issues? When was the last time you heard a sermon that not only addresses time management, but does so with a lot of details, a lot of confrontation, a lot of rebuke, and suggestions about how to change? How are you influencing the people around you on these issues?


  1. Thanks for this post, Jason. This might be a bit of an unusual question, but can you think of any passages in Scripture that touch on the topic of making the most of one's time? The only one I can think of is perhaps James 4, "...what is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes," but that's it.

    1. Mathetes,

      The title of my post comes from Ephesians 5:16. The theme you cited from James 4 is also found in other parts of scripture, like Ecclesiastes. Even when it's not spelled out, it's often in the background (e.g., Luke 12:20). See, also, Psalm 90:12, Romans 13:11-4, 1 Corinthians 7:29, and 1 Peter 4:1-11, for example.