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Time Sweet Time

By Phillip Hines

Imagine being notified you had won a contest, and for the rest of your life, you would receive $86,400 every 24 hours!   

You could use the money any way you wanted. One stipulation is given: You must use all the money in that 24-hour period. Whatever you did not spend would revert to the bank, and none of it could be carried over to the next day.   

You would probably spend some serious time trying to figure out how to use the money. The money would be used for your enjoyment, and you would want to help as many people as you could. 

Each day of your life, God deposits 86,400 seconds into a daily time account. You get to use it – but if you don’t use it, you lose it! You don’t get it again. This is why time is the most precious thing you have in this life.   

After discussing the time God has given to man, Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,  and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor – it is the gift of God.”   

The wisest man who ever lived said your time is a gift of God. It is a gift to be used for good and to be enjoyed. 

Friend, God did not put you here on earth just to live for yourself! Look at verse 12 again: I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives.”   

If your life is unfulfilled and without peace, maybe it is because you are not doing what God put you here to do. 

Every day God has given to each of us enough time to do His will and to do good. If we say, “I don’t have enough time to serve God and do good,” then we are doing something God never intended for us to do!