On this Saturday morning, I’m still mulling over what Saint Paul wrote about “redeeming time”. My friend Eric got me thinking earlier this week whether time is broken and how God is redeeming time.
Here are some various translations of Paul’s words.
NIV Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish , but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Philips. Make the best use of your time, despite all of the difficulties of these days. Don’t be vague, but firmly grasp what you now to be the will of God.
The Message. Make the most of every chance you get. There are desperate times. Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
Good News. Make good use of every opportunity you get because these are bad days. Don’t be fools, then, but try to find out what the Lord wants you to do.
All intriguing. But what does it mean to me on a quiet Saturday morning to redeem the time?