A man wanted to eat at an exclusive restaurant but was stopped at the door and told he had to have a necktie. He went back to his car but couldn’t find a tie, so he wrapped some jumper cables around his neck and left them dangling at both ends. The manager eyed him carefully and said, “You can come in but just don’t try to start anything.”
Unfortunately, that phrase expresses the way many Christians view involvement in their local church. They want to come in but they don’t want to start anything or be involved in anything, beyond merely attending worship once a week. Someone said, if you want to know where a person’s true priorities are, just look at his checkbook and his date book.
How we spend our time and how we spend our money are often the two best indications of what’s really important to us. That’s why God exhorts us repeatedly to lay up treasures in Heaven by giving money and redeeming 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.