Some of us can’t help but be on time.
It’s easy, we insist. Just leave the house with time to spare. Why, it’s hardly possible to be late.
Then there’s the rest of us, those who don’t get our motivation early enough to be ready to get out the door. We’re brushing our teeth when the bus honks, barely have our shoes tied, and are sunk if anything slows us down. How it is possible to be on time?
The Bible tells us that being on time is vital if we want to be a success, both in our spiritual life as well as in our worldly one.
If we want our family to prosper, we need to show up on time. Our business? Be prompt in paying the bills and getting orders in. Watch the clock. Pay attention to the calendar. Be diligent and consistent with our when and where.
Proverbs 12:27 says our prompt actions will earn us wealth.
“Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.”
Ephesians 5:15-16 says we will find spiritual safety when we use our time wisely.
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”
Ecclesiastes 7:1 says we earn a good name with our punctuality.
“A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.”
Psalm 39:6 promises our time will someday run out, and now is the day to get things done.
“Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!”
1 Corinthians 14:40 says we must organize our days to make the most of them.
“But all things should be done decently and in order.”
Our goal as Christians is to be after the work of the Master. Let’s get out our to-do list and fill it out for the Lord. Then let’s get to it and get things done.
When we’re on time for God, he will find his joy in us.
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