Someone has wisely noted that our knowledge is generally in an inverse relationship to its usefulness. By that I mean, we often know a lot about things that matter very little, but we know very little about things that matter a lot.
For example, some men would know all the statistics about the all the major players in their favorite sport. But they have never read a single book on improving their parenting skills. Some women would know all of the latest gossip about their favorite Hollywood celebrities. But if you ask them, “What does a person need to do to go to Heaven?” they are clueless.
The knowledge we posess today is a direct result of how we have chosen to spend out time. There aren’t enough hours in the day to learn about everything, so we have to choose. When we choose to learn about the things that matter most, especially the things that will matter most in eternity, we’ve made the choice that redeems 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.