By Ronnie W. Wolfe
The first day of summer of an exciting day for many people. These people look forward to the many things they can do in the sun, or in the shade, or even inside. Today will be the day with the longest stretch of daylight throughout the entire year. What will we do with that daylight?
Well, I can think of a biblical reference or two that may help us decide. The Bible says in John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. This should be a striking warning for each of us to redeem the time (Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5). Evil days are upon us, and this is the time that we should use God's time wisely. We should prepare ourselves with Bible reading and prayer, attend the Lord's house at every scheduled service, and witness to as many people as God gives us opportunity to do so.
We should also be aware of what Job says in Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. Life is not fair, and life is hard; this is a fact that every child is taught by parents. Life is also short, and we it is incumbent upon each of us to struggle through life expecting that things will not go smoothly.
May God give each of us wisdom to be vigilant in our work for him. To him be the glory!