Edwards’ Resolution #5

Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013 in Resolutions

downloadResolved, Never to lose one moment of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can.

Many things we lose we can get back or regain – money, health, friends, commodities, etc. But there is one thing that once lost cannot be regained – time. Edwards understood this. You might know that he was known to be given to his studies for 14 hours in a day, not wanting to waste one precious moment. Of course, other things suffered (especially family) and it is debated whether this was the wisest course of action at all times.[see A Difficult Marriage: The Uncommon Union of Jonathan& Sarah Edwards]. But one cannot argue with his motive – time is precious, and must be used in the most profitable way.

Of course, the enemy is always at work against us in this matter, making everything in life seem urgent. Part of our sanctification is in learning how to prioritize and balance our time. We all have the same 24 hours. How we use them in some regard is structured for us in work or school. But much is left for us to determine how we will use those precious hours. 

Ephesians 5:15-16 – [15] Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, [16] making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

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