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Ephesians 5:16


16 Redeeming <exagorazo> the time, <kairos> because <hoti> the days <hemera> are <eisi> evil. <poneros> KJV-Interlinear


16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. NASB


Someone once said, that the Devils best argument is to make you believe that you have all the time in the world so you can put off until a later time, your interests in God and faith. And that his second best argument is that you have many choices and can use any number of options in order to have a good life.

And this verse makes it very clear, that you do not have a moment to waste in your life, because the days of your life are numbered, and the world around you is evil, full of temptations and diversions so as to keep you from the life that God has designed for you.

God, long ago, in eternity past, defined and designed a plan that incorporated every aspect, every moment of your life, from the moment of your birth all the way into eternity and beyond.

Gods plan for your life is to first be saved through faith in Christ, and thus have eternal life.
Second, to live in a perfect environment through confession.
Third, to have doctrine and the means of learning truth.
Fourth, to have the means of growing up in your spiritual life.
Fifth, to have the means of completing your life.
Sixth, to have the means of being productive within your spiritual life.
Seventh, to be prepared for and to receive an eternal reward based on a successful spiritual evaluation.
Eighth, to meet all of Gods expectations and provisions such that your life will be complete to the maximum for all of eternity.

The value of your spiritual life is worth more than you can even begin to imagine.

But most folks live their life for the moment of this world and ignore the real issues for eternity. And that is why Paul states that the days are evil. You are faced constantly with choices and priorities between this world and Gods plan.

And when you choose to ignore Gods mandates, choose against a daily study, choose against living in your fellowship sphere, and choose among the many distractions of this world, either through temptation or attitude, then you are wasting the valuable time that God has given you for the preparation and completion of your life.

God gave to each one of us there capital items for investment - volition, doctrine, and time.

Volition is your choices you make every moment of every day.

Doctrine is the source information that facilitates your spiritual growth and the completion of the construction of your soul and therefore your life.

Time is the life that God has given to you on this earth, for accomplishing your spiritual plan.

God does all of the work, but you have to invest wisely, or not.

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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.

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