Saturday, July 9, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, July 9, 2022

Making The Most Of Every Opportunity

To redeem something means to buy it back, to regain possession of it. Time is a gift from God, and none of us know how much of it we are allotted.”  Got Questions, suggests we should redeem or buy back our precious moments (Ephesians 5:15-17). We have a choice to redeem or waste time.  Once opportunities are gone, they are gone forever.  

It is good to know that God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). The Bible tells us that man is of few days which are full of trouble (Job 14:1).  Despite all our troubles, God will be with us always (Psalm 91:15). With God, we can value the time we have on earth and seek the highest and best use of our seconds.

Who knows what is best?  Who knows whether one should invest in this person or that, this place or that, or this idea or that?  The Bible says that if you don’t know what to do, we should ask our Maker who gives us His wisdom (James 1:5).

With increasing life challenges from the pandemic and epidemics, to serendipitous shootings, and daily microaggressions, one may feel that there is little hope in planning, redeeming, or even hoping. But we can be assured that nothing will separate us from God’s love for us (Romans 8:38, 39), His directions guiding us (Psalm 119:105), and an eternal relationship with Him.  We can redeem all our time with Him.

Ephesians 5:15-17
New International Version
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 
16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Lamentations 3:22-23

New International Version

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.


Job 14:1

New International Version

1 “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.


Psalm 91:15

New International Version

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him


James 1:5

New International Version

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you


Romans 8:38, 39

New International Version

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Psalm 119:105

New International Version

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.







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