March 27, 2022 . . .
The word "Tomorrow" is perhaps the most over-used word in the English language. The sun'll come out tomorrow…I will begin a diet…tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, I will be the most productive chaplain TDOC has ever seen. I will even make out a "to-do" list to remind me what I need to do tomorrow in order to make it such an effective day. A wise old adage says, "Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today." Unfortunately, most of us subscribe to another adage, "Why not wait until tomorrow…after all, the Lord might come back tonight and you won't have to worry about doing it at all!" If I had accomplished everything I planned to do tomorrow, I would be a wealthy man. At the very least, my to-do list would be empty. While the tone of this little piece has been written from a humorous stand point, it points to a serious concept. Scripture warns us to "redeem the time". The word redeem means to "buy back". Paul warns us that, as Christians, we need to walk (live) wisely and make wise use of our time (that wisdom is found in Colossians 4:5, just in case you think I am making this stuff up as I go along). Paul even specifies that we should walk wisely among unbelievers, "Redeeming the time". Paul is telling us TODAY is the day to tell your neighbor about Jesus. TODAY is the day to minister to the old lady who lives across the street. TODAY is the day to visit those who need visiting or to call those who need calling. We had better do it TODAY, because if we don't, the Lord might come back tonight and tomorrow will be too late!
Be blessed and be a blessing . . . Bro. Andy