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Ever wondered what does the Bible say about time management and wasting? Have you ever caught yourself wondering what does our time on earth mean?
Like why did God create time? Or why does it matter so much to us? Or what makes time so special? If our souls are indeed eternal, why does time even exists, to begin with?
Well, I believe a lot of different thoughts when I think about what does God say about time. I believe time is precious, and that what we do with it matters, not only to God but also to others.
I believe and hope that my time spent on earth, leaves a good impression on the people whom I love. I also believe that time matters, for example, the legends of people before us, and history and all the stories and prophecies that are told in the bible, I believe it is all there for a reason.
See not only does time teach us things from the past, and things yet to come, it also is probably there to show us why and how to truly love.
Life is a gift, so precious, even to those who do not believe. Even they cannot deny the meaning of time or that what you make of it, actually can matter a lot.
Without the insistence of it, life would simply not be as precious. That is why we grieve when someone we love dies. We may have the hope as believers that yes, we will see them again, one day in Heaven when a new life for us began, but we also grieve because, for a time, they are gone.
Ever wonder if time is actually a punishment? In the garden of Eden, when God created us, in the very beginning, it would seem his intentions were that we would begin life being an eternal creature, never having to experience the sting of Death.
But when Adam and Eve sinned against God, he then possibly created time. But time really is not a punishment, as it is a blessing. This is all about how you decide to perceive the matter. Some will see it as a curse of death, others as a meaning to live for Christ.
Personally, too me it is there to show us both. All the while God sent his perfect begotten son Jesus Christ to live in our perception of time on earth, to die for us. To show us the truth of what it means to love sacrificially and perfectly by trying to follow Christ's example of it.
To show us even more that God loved us from the start, before we even experienced what it means and that even in what seems like it may be a punishment, everything God does or creates works out for our good, making his Word come alive, and his promises real, and that all along, even in the suffering and in the sin, he truly has always had a great plan.
What does the Bible say about time management and wasting?
Below is a list of bible verse about time on earth:
- James 4:13-15 "Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."
- 2nd Corinthians 6:2 "For he says, “In a favourable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favourable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
- John 5:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life"
- Matthew 25:46 "And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
- Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
- Ephesians 5:15 "Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."
- Psalms 90:12 "So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom."
- John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
- John 9:4 "As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work."
- Proverbs 27:1 "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring."
- Romans 13:11 "And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed."
- Mark 13:32-33 "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come."
What does the Bible say about time and seasons?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
Why did God create time?
First, we were born, and then we die. But the meaning of death is just a lie. We all live until our life does end.
But eventually, we become born again unto that of another life that never ends.
Leaving us to wonder how time began.
God created this thing that we call time.
Why would he even create such a thing?
Do you know why?
I believe because God wanted to see not only what I would make my life mean, but also to see how much I would make him mean to me.
It's all about what you decide.
Like if you choose to live right or choose to sin.
I believe it means more about showing all of us what we mean to him.
So yes in a sense
Our life on earth is like a ticking clock, but our new life in him will never stop.
Above all else, time was most probably made to feel how much love our God can give.
So much that he gave us His ONLY son Jesus so that we could know what it means to truly Live.
I hope you enjoyed this post on what does the Bible say about time. I hope it will bring you comfort.
By Cora Irene,