Scriptural readings: Ephesians 5:15-17; II Timothy 4:2-5
When I was a kid, I had these kind of cheap wind up toys.I spent hours playing these toys not knowing that there are spiritual lessons about this. It was only lately that I knew that my dad, just like my Heavenly Father is giving me a message that is of so much essence in my life today that I have to share(very important too!).
I remember spending time with these toys(had a lot of fun too!) for the reason it works only for a short time. The process of which I did not know[only lately] that it has spiritual lessons for us to learn. When you wind up this kind of toy, using a key, will totally blow your mind(as a kid of course)! I spent hours and hours with these toys not knowing that now it brings a lot of valuable lessons.
v.15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
v.16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
v.17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
Our lives, just like these wind up toys would end up shortly. Once the key is turned and its full, it will wind down. This is the part where the toys make wonders for kids, and so for us. We have to redeem the time. Let us make this time of spreading the Gospel of Jesus as wonderful time for us. This is the time that we should exhaust our efforts for our Lord and Savior Jesus to understand what is His will.
II Timothy 4
v.2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
v. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
v. 4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
v. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
We have to carry out His instructions. The key as that of the wind up toy once turned, the countdown begins. We have to do verse 2 (Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine). We have to be well aware of verses 3 (For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;) and 4(And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.) and finally experience verse 5( But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.)
We were given a time frame. One day the world will end. Nothing should stop us from accomplishing these things for our Lord Jesus Christ. We were given the task to redeem the time. This is an instruction a commandment and we have make it happen because the countdown has begun.
Heavenly Father, we are bound for eternity, until then let us learn the value of this while we live in a limited time in this world. We can never have the luxury of time. Teach us the real meaning and value of time that we might be valuable to you. In the might name of Jesus we pray. Amen!