Wasting too much Time

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply Wisdom.com

That YOU may make sure of the more important things, so that YOU may be flawless and not be stumbling others up to the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:10).

Too often people waste time and have bad priorities. How long you spend being entertainment is also as important as how you are entertained.

A good thing, in excess, can quickly turn into a bad thing. For example, e-mail and sharing pictures and staying connected with family is good up to the point when you go crazy if you don’t have a WIFI connection and can’t get onto your social networking site 10 times a day. Helping your kids develop hobbies is important up to the point when parents run themselves crazy. Video games can be fun and diverting. But violent video games are absolutely against Yahweh’s principles of (1) guarding one’s heart and (2) sacrificially loving one another. Some do fitness for hours every day just to get that perfect physique to get attention or maintain self-esteem. This is wrong. Yes, our bodies do require physical strength and health. But we must spend a few hours a week, not each day, doing physical activities. In and of themselves, sports aren’t bad. But it is such a shame that most men in Europe and the Americas know every statistic for their favorite football player or golfer but they don’t have 3 scriptures memorized. Sports clothing is now tighter and more revealing than ever. What happened to Christian modesty and embarrassment? Go to a professional sports event and you can feel the collective energy of ignorant men worshiping the heroes of their soon to be forgotten lives. If only they would direct 10% of the passion they have for their favorite team towards learning more about and honoring their Grand Creator.

What do you spend your time doing and what does that say about your relationship with Yahweh?