A wild animal trainer raised a baby boa constrictor till it grew to an enormous size. He eventually trained the giant snake to curl around him in coils until the trainer was encircled head to toe as the snake waved his head above the man to the delight of cheering crowds.
The act went fine until one night the crowd was horrified at the sound of breaking bones and screams of agony as the monstrous snake crushed his trainer to death. The serpent had become the master. The man had toyed with him one too many times.
That’s a picture of how sinful time wasting habits can eventually choke and kill the Christian. What starts out as an innocent little diversion from doing God’s best, often grows to dominate and rule its victim. The results can even be deadly.
Beware today of Satan’s attempts to bring clever little diversions into your day. Be on your guard to avoid anything that does not 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.