What do you do with your time? The Bible says in James 4:14, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanishes away.” Our time on this earth is very short, especially when compared to eternity. So, a good question to ask yourself is, how am I using my time, for the Lord’s purposes or my own?
Recently, there was a massive tornado that smote Dallas, Texas. The eleven people that were killed made me think about how short life really is and how it can be gone in a split second. It made me think about how precious your soul is and the time that God gives you on this earth.
We should value our time and our soul (Ephesians 5:16).
Let me ask you a question in an analogy form. Would you sell me one of your eyes for a million dollars? Or, would you sell me both of your eyes for a trillion dollars? If you say, “No,” then think about this… If you value your eyes that much, how much more should you value your soul, which when you die goes into eternity, either Heaven or Hell (Matthew 5:29).
The Bible also says in Mark 9:43, “…if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:”
What Jesus is saying in these verses is if you value your eyes and limbs so much, then can you imagine how much more valuable your soul is? You will either have Eternal Life or Eternal Damnation. The choice is up to you (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Some great ways to spend your time in a way that is pleasing unto God is as follows: read the Bible, work diligently, pray to the Lord etc.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 says, “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” You never know when the Lord is going to return, so be ready always and use your time wisely (2 Corinthians 6:2; Matthew 24:42).