Summary: Life and time are world's two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time, while time teaches us the value of life "My times are in your hands.” Psalm 31:15.
The mystery of life is all about timing and it is the wisest counselor of all.
“My times are in your hands.” Psalm 31:15.
“Life and time are world's two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time, while time teaches us the value of life. “
“A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.” (Job 14:5)
Life and Times are very unique gifts from our God .when Adam violated God’s word he activated death and we lost our sacred Life & Glory and become slave to sin and the limitations of time, death and space. As we all know, sooner or later, every single one of us is going to die and cross over to the other side. There is a boundary fixed for every man, which always remains where it is set, nor can any move it forward by any means whatsoever. The death of the body, some day, is strangely linked, in a way that we do not fully comprehend, with the death which is at work in our inner lives, right now. That is, inner death is what we experience in a thousand ways - sometimes as loneliness, bitterness, emptiness, despair, depression of spirit, and sometimes it is malice and resentment and violence. Every man of Adam's fallen race is short-lived. All his show of beauty, happiness, and splendor falls before the stroke of sickness or death, as the flower before the scythe; or passes away like the shadow.
Whatever it may be, it is not what God intended for man. It is an enemy which has seized man and lives with him and haunts him in everything he does. And it is very useful to reflect seriously on the shortness and uncertainty of human life, and the fading nature of all earthly enjoyments. It is determined, in the counsel and decree of God, how long we shall live. Time is a wonderful gift from God. Time is past, present and future. Time cannot be stopped, Time cannot be stretched and Time cannot be reproduced .All sorrows in the world are compensated with time, as they rightly say time is the best healer. Time waits for no man and time once lost cannot be re-created so it is pretty much important for everyone to make the best use of time to get the best of time in the present as well as for the future. Our times are in his hands, the powers of nature act under him; in him we live and move. Until we are born of the Spirit, no spiritually good thing dwells in us, or can proceed from us. Even the little good in the regenerate is defiled with sin. We should therefore humble ourselves before God, and cast ourselves wholly on the mercy of God, through our Divine Surety. We should daily seek the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and look to heaven as the only place of perfect holiness and happiness.
Bible says “Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.( Ephes. 5:15-16) If we don’t redeem and manage our time ourselves, something else will and we may not accomplish what we really want to do. We can’t control time but we can control what we do with our time. . The scripture indicates that you should manage yourself. Eccles. 3:1. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: we all will be held accountable for the time, talent, and treasure God gives us. Psalm 90:10, 12 says the length of our days is seventy years. So teach us to number our days that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. The very nature of time makes it necessary that we manage ourselves and time wisely.