Redeeming The Time
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” – Ephesians 5:16
I remember once using a laptop computer whose battery got spoilt, and I must have to connect directly to power before it can be put to use; but after working for so long and thinking so deeply as I type a book I was working on, only to see the power supply goes off without saving my whole work, I watch painfully as I lose all works done! Hence, I learned to redeem every word I typed and do that often as I move, otherwise, I would suffer the same fate too many a time.
The above experience taught me how to redeem my time, realizing it takes less than a second for the system to go off as soon as the power goes off, at that point, it becomes impossible to fix anything; no going back, no ‘sorry- lemme make amends, nothing, All that is left is if my work has been ‘redeemed’ or not, and I’m judged on the basis of that, alone.
Similarly, Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, adjuring them to redeem the time, because the days are evil. Every Christian must buy up each opportunity at their disposal in order to give their best to the Lord while they can; to make restitution while time persists; to pray while they can; to do the Lord’s will while the grace is given, for there would come a time when the opportunity would be seized.
Sinners are often called to redeem time by accepting the call of salvation; Christians are also adjured to redeem the time by living a holy life daily, and in the event of falling into sin unconsciously, one must also redeem time immediately by restitution. Don’t wait for another day, don’t procrastinate to obey the injunction of the Holy Spirit, and make your way right each moment of the day, for the days are evil.
Author: Ahmed Segun