You’ve heard the expression, “Time is money.” Maybe your boss uses it to remind you that when you waste time at work, you are actually wasting his money, since he is buying your time with his money.
But we can reverse that sentence and create an equally true statement that, “Money is time.” That is, whenever we spend money, we are also spending our time. That’s because it takes time to earn the money we spend.
To apply this concept, consider the amount of time you will need to work to replace the money you will spend on an item. For example, if you make $12 per hour, after taxes and 10% tithe you may only net about $8 per hour. That means if you want a $160 electronic gadget, you will have to work 20 hours, or half your workweek just to buy it.
Time is money and money is time. God wants you to spend both of these valuable resources wisely so you will 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.