Time in a Bottle


Redeeming Time

During Sunday morning’s Bible study we’ve been slowly working our way through Ephesians, and this week we spent some time with these verses:

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is (Ephesians 5:15-17).

The part that stands out most to me is “making the best use of time, because the days are evil.” The original Greek is probably more accurately translated as “redeeming time”–which ends up being a bit more emphatic.

So much comes to mind when I ponder the word “time.” My brain can quickly move from sayings like “a stitch in time saves nine”…

To dreams of time travel (and the paradox that quickly results)…

To songs about time (how many can picture Mick Jagger singing, “Ti…i..i…i…ime is on my side”1?)…

To biblical advice.

As you can imagine, being that this is a sermon, we’ll focus on the latter. ☺

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