The poem on the front of this bulletin deals with our topic for this mornings lesson. That topic is “TIME!” What are we, are you, doing with your “time?” Have you ever said, “Well, I’ll take care of that tomorrow” and then, when tomorrow came, found out you really messed up by not having all ready done “it”, whatever “it” is? How wisely do we use our time? Most will say I do whatever I have time to do. My friend, its not “time” that is the problem. It is the choices we make in the using of our time. We all have the exact same amount of time. We all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 52 weeks, or 365 days in a year. That totals out at 8,760 hours a year for every single one of us. So, why do you have time and I don’t? Not because I didn’t have time but because of the choices I made in using my time. We must remember why we exist, why God created us. God tells us through the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 43:7 where He says, “Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made." We were created and put here to glorify and serve Almighty God. God created things so that we can work, make a living, have family and friends and enjoy life BUT, all of these things must come second after God. He has given us life and a world in which to live it, He has given us “time” and He expects, demands that we use the time He has given us appropriately. Simply meaning, put God first, ahead of everything in this world. Jesus, Himself, said it this way in Matthew 6:33 where He said, “But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
So, brethren, I challenge you to seriously look at your life, your time and see what you are really putting first in your life. Where is the real emphasis in your life, saving your soul, saving the souls of your family for eternity or participating and doing the things of this world? Is it possible you are using the excuse “I don’t have time” to put the world first and not serve God as you should?
Until next week, I love you all,