Insights

 

Herschel shares an intimate Scriptural insight each day with which he has been blessed in his personal life, the result from decades of study and practice. The reader is greatly rewarded, meditating on just one "insight" throughout each day, becoming strengthened through the renewing of the mind to see our spiritual lives more clearly.

Today's Insight

Thursday, 04/26/18


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It’s our turn! Seize the day!

“It is a mistake to think that the next big move is God’s. His big moves have already taken place; His life, the Cross, the empty tomb and Pentecost. Now, it’s our turn.” (George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization)

Every day is precious and of great importance. The apostle Paul challenged the Ephesians with these words. “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise.” When I was younger, I looked forward with eagerness to every birthday. I’m sure that birthday gifts as a child had a lot to do with this. Time passed so slowly. When will I be old enough to do this or that? How can we know if we are wise or unwise in God’s eyes?

He answers this question in the next verse in Ephesians 5. “Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” The language from which our text was translated says, “by redeeming the time”. How we use our time, the 24 hours of every day, the 60 minutes of every hour, determines whether we are redeeming our time, or using our time the way that God desires. You might say, I’m sure that God would just want me to pray, read my Bible or witness to someone all the time. How can we know what God wants? Read verse 17, “Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” We know God’s will for us, as we read the Bible and know what God is doing and what He wants us to be doing. He doesn’t tell us to read the Bible all the time. He wants us to do our work honestly, to love our wives, husbands and children. He wants us to be physically and emotionally healthy. He wants us to love and help one another, and many other things.

“Seize the day” means that we take advantage of the time that God has given to do the things that He wants us to do. Every minute, hour and day is important to God. We only have ONE life and opportunity to serve God. The Bible tells us that we will give an account of what we do in this one life. The most important thing is to receive Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. Then, we can give the rest of our lives to do what HE leads us to do. SEIZE THE DAY!

 


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