Wise choices

Ephesians 5:15-17 “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

One of God’s most precious gifts is time. For reasons only He knows, some are given much more time than others, yet none of us know how much time that actually is. In light of this, the Bible often emphasizes that we should have a sense of urgency in our lives. And it also emphasizes, as in the verse above, that wasting time is a very unwise choice. It emphasizes that God has given us a set time to serve Him, and there will be a time when we answer to Him for what we’ve done with this gift.

Making the most of every opportunity to serve the Lord is always wise. In reality, every aspect of life is an opportunity to serve him. We are commanded in 1 Corinthians 10:31 “whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” That’s pretty basic. Eating in moderation glorifies God, while gluttony does not. Eating with thanksgiving glorifies God, while eating without giving God thanks for the gift of food, does not. Just about everything is like this – a way to glorify God and a way that gives Him no glory or worse, sins against Him.

May God give us the wisdom to make the most of the many opportunities He has given us to serve and glorify Him. We can never do enough to repay Him for the gift of eternal life through the death of His Son, but we can certainly show gratitude to Him in a multitude of ways. Eternity will prove that this was the wise choice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: