Time: God's Most Valuable Non-Renewable Resource

Time is one of our most precious resources.  While on earth, we are given a finite amount of time to accomplish God’s plan for our lives.  Although we all know this, it’s easy to forget that our lives are not our own and that as Christians we were bought at a price.

The price that was paid is something that no human being can repay and therefore, we live our lives in light of that fact.  We live with a sense of gratitude and love which is reflected in our obedience to God.  One of the most common ways to neglect or ignore this is to waste God’s time. 

God is moving through out time and history to reclaim what belongs to Him and to return to destroy the devil’s work.  His name will be glorified throughout the Earth and therefore we all have a role to play.  However, we can participate in the progress of God’s plan in our generation or delay His plan.

Are you wasting time?  This is one resource that is not renewable, once used it cannot be regained.  We all will not live forever, at least here on Earth, and we must give an account for what we have done.  This is a sobering realization.

No one knows the day or the hour and so we much live our lives with a sense of urgency.  We must never forget that this is God’s time and our job is to be good stewards of this most precious resource.


Here are a few scriptures to reflect on:

Ephesians 5:16-17

making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Colossians 4:5-6

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Ephesians 4:28

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

James 4:14

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.