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Published on July 20th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Wise Time Management

Dr. Jed N. Snyder

Colossians 4:5-6

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:5-6

There are many wasted things. We discard so much food that it seems almost criminal when we consider so many in other places who hardly have enough to prevent starvation. We toss reams of slightly used paper or paper that may have a slight imperfection. We even seem to discard marriage partners if something is not as we had hoped.

Perhaps one of the most wasted commodities (grace gifts from God) is time itself. While we are not to be critical of each other, we certainly can ask ourselves, “how much time do I spend watching television?” “In contrast, how much time to I spend reading and meditating on good books such as the Bible?” Recently electronic games have become nearly addictive. Some seem almost unable to stop playing some of these games.

There are other hobbies that are very time and money intensive. A retired man in another church had most of his basement filled with electric toy trains. Another spent 4-5 days a week playing 9-18 holes of golf. He even bought a home next to the golf course. The funny thing about that was that though he played so much, his game barely improved.

If you are a parent of a younger child/children, do you spend time reading to them? Do you and your spouse read the Bible together and with the children? What is wiser than spending time listening to the Lord? He speaks through his Word, the Bible. Wise use of time includes listening as He speaks.

Happy using time wisely. May we all not waste our 24 hour cycle.

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