When we come to know Christ, God changes us from the inside out. We begin to think and act less like everyone else and more like Christ. No wonder we have been called “a peculiar people.” (1 Peter 2:9)
“Making Time for What Matters”
Seize the day! Make the most of every opportunity. Check something off your “bucket list.” This is the prevailing philosophy today. But is it entirely biblical? Or does God have something else to say about the use of time?
James 4:13-17, Ephesians 5:15-16
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
— James 4: 13-17
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.