DON’T WASTE TIME – GET DRUNK

Message from the Cave

Eph.5:15-19 – So then, be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, in which there is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Time is interesting, hard to imagine it too is created by the One who lives outside of time. Unthinkable! I have had a lot of time on my hands recovering from Covid in the hospital. Actually, we always have the same amount of it, I just seem to be more in touch with it at the moment. Time is limited and precious, this gospel day is almost over and the eternal day is dawning on the horizon.
One of the problems with living a self consumed, natural life is we let our precious time get consumed with worthless endeavors. Only the touch of Jesus can wash the slumber from our eyes and awaken us to the brilliant eternal day breaking in on us. Buy back the time – buy back the time by being filled with Him. Here is Spurgeon on today’s verses.

“Drunkenness wastes time. But the Spirit of God, when we are filled with Him, makes us save it. Read the sixteenth verse—”Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore be you not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is riot.” How much of time is wasted over the unholy cup! But the child of God, when the Spirit of God enters into him, makes a conscience of his odd moments and leisure minutes. As goldsmiths sweep up the very dust of their shops, that no filings of the precious metal may be lost, so does the Christian man, when filled with the Spirit, use his brief intervals. It is wonderful what may be done in odd minutes. Little spaces of time may be made to yield a great harvest of usefulness and a rich revenue of glory to God. May we be filled with the Spirit in that respect!”

I have continued to have visits from the Lord in this momentary season of my life – for that I am grateful. My time is more precious to me than ever. I want to relish and enjoy every moment. I want to be with God’s people.

4 Replies to “DON’T WASTE TIME – GET DRUNK”

  1. Even when our days seem to be filled with heavenly exchanges, we can unwittingly become dogmatic and slot our time into routine, even becoming upset when interrupted. Wouldn’t we have to agree a lot of those interruptions are orchestrated by God Himself to re-focus us in front of a new well He wants us to drink from. We are not old dogs but the sheep of His pasture.

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