ROOTED - Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Ephesians 5:15, 16

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.


Reflection: Birthday Part 2

I refer now to my previous Rooted from Monday… Birthday Part 1. As I mentioned, the passing of time brings along with it, for me, sadness and regret. Life is but a vapor… here today, gone tomorrow. I tend to make adjustments and commitments to my time in these times of regret. But that does not undo the past, does it?

Paul gives us a great insight as to why “redeeming the time” is so important. We redeem the time, not necessarily because we hate the way we feel when we waste it! We redeem the time because the days are evil. The days are evil, and we have a chance to make a difference and glorify God. We have an opportunity to be salt and light in a dark world. We don’t waste the commodity of our time because to do so is to walk foolishly and not wisely. We use our time as an opportunity to make an actual impact on the lives around us. I recently watched a video in which Francis Chan said, basically, that no one ever died and thought in eternity “I wish I had watched more television.” Never, ever. But people, certainly, have regretted not doing things that matter eternally. The days are evil….. so use your time to make a difference for eternity.



Oh God, help us to see with clear eyes that the days are dark, and we are called to bring light into this present darkness!