“The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years . . . it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
— Psalm 90:10
Each morning we receive one brand-new, shiny, golden day, set with twenty-four jeweled hours. Every one of us receives precisely the same amount of time each day. Today some of us will use our twenty-four hours to God’s glory and the betterment of humankind, others will waste them, and still others will use them for evil. Each of us has the same amount, and what we do with this day will have eternal consequences.
How will you invest this day?
Time is an irreplaceable asset. Once it’s gone, we can never get it back. Scripture tells us that one day time will cease and eternity will begin. When that happens, we will have to account for how we spent the time God gave us. So we must choose wisely the ways we invest it.
When we speak of investing, we usually speak of investing money. People invest money because they realize that they must prepare for their future, for later years in this life. As believers in God, we must realize that we have an eternal future to prepare for and that we need to invest our time wisely that we might have dividends, not only in this life, but forever.
So what are wise investments of our time? We invest our time wisely when we concern ourselves with the things that concern God—when our hearts break with the sorrows that break God’s heart. And what breaks God’s heart more than lost people? Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He gave His life looking for us. He died to redeem us. This was His joy. Christ finished the work God gave Him, and He sends us into the world to do the same.
So today, invest yourself in people as much as possible. As you invest your time in people and the great work of Christ’s kingdom, you invest in eternity.
“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked with a
mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are
mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is
immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and
exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.”
C. S. Lewis