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A WASTE OF TIME


1 THESSALONIANS 2:1

“For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,”

Don’t you hate to waste time? I like to be productive. I want my time to count. So, when I do spend time on something that ends up not being used or devalued, I feel I have wasted the time and energy I spent on it.

Paul is telling the Thessalonians that they knew they came for a reason. It wasn’t a waste of time. Every moment they spent with them had purpose. Can you say that? Do your hours count? Where are you spending your time?

APPLICATION

I am not implying that leisure time is sinful. By no means! But we need to teach our children that how we spend our time is important. We can’t get those moments back. If we spend hours and hours playing video games, we can’t do anything productive. If we spend hours and hours watching tv (something I am guilty of) we can’t spend those hours in God’s Word.

Why not help your children plan their time? Show them it is important to you by turning off the tv and getting outside and playing ball with them. The years you have with your children are fleeting. Before you know it, they will be gone. Don’t live to regret those wasted moments.

Twenty-four hours a day. One hundred and sixty-eight hours a week. Eight thousand seven hundred and sixty hours a year. How will you spend them? How much time will God get today, this week, this year? Don’t let those hours be in vain.

God of all time, my time is Your time. I give You my day to do with as You see fit. Help me use every minute to glorify You.

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