There are many precious metals in the world. Very valuable, and very rare. I don’t know the exact amount, but gold seems to always be bouncing around $1,200,00 dollars an ounce. An ounce!! How about diamonds and rubies, not to mention plutonium. Extremely valuable items, but I would like to talk to you about something that’s more valuable then the above, and it’s something that we all have. Isn’t that exciting? Ecc 3:1-4 “To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”
Have you figured it out? It’s time!! What’s time worth to you!! Every week you are given by the mercies of Jesus Christ our Lord one hundred and sixty eight hours. That’s how many hours there are in a week. Take forty off for sleeping eight hours a day, and if you work take forty more off. That leaves you eighty-eight hours a week. What do you do with it? Well let’s see. After I get done driving the children to baseball practice, soccer practice, then there’s football practice. After I get through with the gardening, and the home improvement projects, I’ll try to squeeze a little tennis in or maybe a round of golf or I’ll walk a mile or two. Ah, what was your question again? Almighty God gives us 168 hours a week, what do you do with them? Oh, yea!
Listen to what the bible says Mat 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” There’s more. Rom 13:11-12 “And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Time!! What is it?? Jam 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Here is one more scripture Hbr 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” We have only one life to live, one opportunity, and the only thing that matters when we stand before Him is, what have you done with the time I have given you??