Biblical time management is really all about striking the right balance in the different areas of life. For example, some people continually feast and celebrate, while others scoff at such indulgence and boast of ho long it’s been since they took a vacation.
God, however, gives us a pattern in Scripture of consistent, steady, daily, sacrificial living interspersed with periodic seasons of celebration. For example, God has strong cautions against those who would live a lavish lifestyle. But Jesus certainly participated in the wedding feasts of his day.
The Hebrew people were hard workers as a matter of daily routine. But God established certain holidays to come apart from routine work and focus on Him and on eternity. In our day, this might translate into going the extra mile on the job today so we can afford to take the family to a nice summer Bible conference.
Remember, balancing frugal living and diligent labor with seasons of celebration is a good formula for 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.