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June 4: Redeeming Time

Ephesians 5:15-16

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise: Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

Colossians 4:5

“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”


Time is one of the factors of achievement of any venture or project. In fact, achievement cannot be measured without time. Time is one of the blessings God has bestowed on man within which frame success, fulfilment and accomplishment are measured. The pleasant thing is that everyone has the same amount of time within which any form or degree of accomplishment is possible. But everyone does not have the same sense of appreciation of time and the accomplishments possible within it.

Today’s opening verse reveals the importance of making the most of time. It says to see that we walk circumspectly, which means to be careful or meticulous or considerate of all that is pertinent to your life’s success; it also means to be cautious, prudent, thoughtful and vigilant. So, the Word admonishes us to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. In essence, walking circumspectly requires wisdom. It takes wisdom to be thoughtful and careful to consider the forces that interplay in having successful outcomes in life. Wisdom is justified of her children. The wisdom of God at work in us ought to be the alignment of all that we do. We must yield to the wisdom of God to be able to walk circumspectly, as wise.

Redeeming time simply means to find out the purpose for which each time is meant, and fulfil it. Time has purpose attached to it. Every time is meant for something in particular. Wisdom apportions purpose to time. There is time to sleep, and there is time to wake up and work. To sleep when it is time to work, is abuse of purpose and time. A good and rich sense of purpose comes from the supply of wisdom. Note that the Word speaks of the importance of walking circumspectly, as wise, before speaking of redeeming the time. One leads to the other; they are mutually inclusive. Wisdom is all it takes to be able to redeem time. Again, the Word tells us the importance of redeeming time: It says because the days are evil. Redeeming time is how to escape the evil in the days of life. When you are where you are supposed to be at the right time, doing the right thing, your path will never cross the destroyer’s. Beloved, Jesus Christ, the living Word has been made wisdom unto us (1 Corinthians 1:30). Meditate in the Word daily, and you will be wise to walk circumspectly, as wise, redeeming the time.

 My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that the wisdom of God is working in me, and I am a doer of the Word, walking circumspectly; redeeming the time. I meditate in the Word daily, drawing wisdom from the Lord. Amen.

Further Meditation: James 1:5-7; 1 Corinthians 1:29-30.

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