redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV)
In Ephesians 5:15-16, we have some words of wisdom that everyone can use; we don’t want to be foolish, but instead, we should redeem the time. We are told to “walk circumspectly”. What does that mean? This is saying that we need to walk, to live, carefully. If we are careful, and we are wise, then we are not careless. Being careless can mean being reckless and not really paying attention. The word “redeeming” in verse 16 means to “buy up, to ransom, to rescue from a loss”. We want to make the best use of our time, all the time, and not waste our time; we don’t want to act unwisely and let our time slip away from us in unproductive activities.
No one wants to find out that they wasted their time and did something that was unprofitable and useless. How can we be wise and make the best use of our time? One simple way is by making priorities, seeing what is really important and what is not. This is something we can do with just a little thought, and if we ask God to help us, He will certainly guide us in this area. Making the best use of our time is not just a good idea, but it will help us live a happier and more productive life. By making the best use of our time, by redeeming the time, we will be able to get more done in our life and we will also be more effective and fruitful in the Kingdom of God.