Several years ago in the remote Alaskan interior a discovery was made of the skeletons of two men in an old miner’s hut filled with gold. On a table was a letter describing their successful hunt for gold.
It told how they found the gold and were so eager to get it, they forgot about the early coming of winter as each day they accumulated more and more gold. As fall passed, and winter approached, the men awoke one morning to find a great snowstorm had trapped them in their hut. As the snow grew deeper there was no hope of escape. Their food was soon gone and they laid down to die with their gold.
These men were so taken with the treasures of the moment they ignored the coming winter. Today, most people give all their time to pursuing the things of this world while ignoring the need to prepare for heaven. How foolish and short sighted we are when we ignore the things of God and fail to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.