Wisdom and Time

What distinguishes a wise person from a foolish person?

A large part of exercising true wisdom is simply being wise in our use of time. Many of the key verses in Scripture that deal with time make a connection between our proper use of time and our degree of wisdom. For example, Ephesians 5 tells us not be unwise but to redeem the time. Psalm 90 reminds us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

The foolish person never understands the value of time. He sees no harm in squandering it on trivialities. He doesn’t see the need to improve his time or to exchange it for something of value. He sees it only as something to spend.

Be wise today in your use of time. Become aware of the passing of time and consider the best way to use it. Have the discipline to apply your heart to wisdom and 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.

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