Time is of the Essence



Time is of the Essence


Greetings!  Paul wrote, “Be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16).  I noticed a short but interesting article on time and use of time.  It really does show how valuable it is.  See what you think!  RH

Consider this fact in your venture through life.  Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.  It carries over no balance from day to day.  Every morning it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the previous day.  What would you do?  Draw out every cent, of course!

Each of us has such a bank.  Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.  Every day it writes off, as lost, whatever of this time you have failed to invest to good purpose.  It carries over no balance.  It allows no overdraft.  Each day it opens a new account for you.  Every day it burns the remains of the day.  If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.  There is no going back.  There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”  You must live in the present on today’s deposits.  Invest it so as to glorify God.  The clock is running.  Make the most of today!


  • To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

  • To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

  • To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

  • To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer with children to feed.

  • To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the sweethearts who are waiting to meet.

  • To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who missed a plane.

  • To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

  • To realize the value of ONE MILI-SECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.


Treasure every moment that you have!

Treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

And, most importantly, remember that time waits for no one.


Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow a mystery.

Today is a gift of God and that’s why it’s called the present!

Jesus said: “We must work the works of Him [God] who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world” (John 9:4-5).

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