If you’re anything like me you’ll agree that when you were younger, if felt like you had all of the time in the world to do whatever you wanted to do. But the older I get, the more I realize that there seems to be less and less time in the day, and that I have to prioritize what is important and what is not. I’m realizing that I need to be wise about what I do, and where I place my energy - that I need to make the most of every moment. And I think Paul would agree, because he says in Ephesians chapter 5, verses 15 and 16:
"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil."
Paul says this after encouraging the Ephesians to turn from darkness and to be like Jesus. He encourages them to “wake up, o sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you”. I encourage you as well to wake up. Take a step back and look at your life. Are you living wisely? Are you making the most of every opportunity? The words from Paul could not be any more timely when he says that we need to be careful because the days are evil.
“Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil”. I encourage you to think about how you are living life. Whether we are young and think we have all of the time in the world, or if we are a little older and realize that life is short and our days are numbered, we all need to consider whether we are living wisely or foolishly. I encourage you to live wisely, to live for Christ, to make the most of every opportunity you have to spread his love and to share the good news of the gospel because as Paul reminds us the days are evil. And I would submit to you that they are growing more and more evil as we grow closer and closer to Jesus’ return.