“Who can measure the irrevocable guilt of a wasted life?” – J. Gresham Machen, Christianity & Liberalism

“Resolved, never to lose one moment of time, but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.” – Jonathan Edwards, Resolutions

“The pious man cannot live in idleness and indulgence, in sports and gaming, in pleasures and intemperance, in vain expenses and high living, because these things cannot be turned into means of piety and holiness, or made so many parts of a wise and religious life.” – William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

How often we waste time! With an age saturated by ways of distracting us, we often find ourselves obsessed with leisure. I think part of the fabric of our culture is to be distracted. We have entertainment at our finger tips at any time we want it. If we are not carefully on our guard, we will fall to this temptation. Part of our calling as Christians is to be using our time well, whether for ourselves, our family, or our employer. Obviously, with our employer, we have an ethical responsibility to give them the time we owe them, though we should do this “not as man-pleasers.” With our families and ourselves, we owe it to our responsibility to fulfill our chief end. If we care about personal piety, we will do all we can “never to lose one moment of time.”
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