Jonathan Edwards, America’s greatest theologian understood Paul’s charge to “redeem the time” and so as a young man wrote “Resolved: Never to lose one moment of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can. Resolved: to live with all my might while I do live.”
The 16th-century reformer Philip Melanchthon kept a record of every wasted moment and took his list to God in confession at the end of each day. Little wonder that God used him in such mighty ways.
Like these great saints before us, we too should spend time wisely, by investing in eternity!
Time that is past you can never recall,
Of time to come, you are not sure at all;
Only the present is now in your power,
Therefore, redeem and improve every hour.
Eph 5:16 (KJV): “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
“The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received.” - C.S. Lewis.