Make the Most of Every Opportunity

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Ephesians 1:16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

Recent events have reminded us that life is short and full of challenge. Even those things that we have done well for a long time, when you look back, seem like just yesterday.

For some people, things that they wanted to do never got done. In some cases, the difficulty and evil of our day consumed people or distracted them from their higher purpose. Even believers can get sidetracked when they do not practice the principle of putting the kingdom of God first and seeking his righteousness.

As the apostle Paul wrote, we must "make the most of every opportunity." The King James Version says "redeem the time." The Greek word used for "time" does not refer to the time of day (chronos), but to divine opportunity and higher purpose (kairos).

Now is the time to obey the Lord, think clearly, be faithful to his heart, give generously, help the people you can help, and maximize your abilities, resources, and training.