Colossians 4:5 (ESV) Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
I had to wait while he went back to the truck. I asked the young apprentice to get me a hammer. When he returned, he brought the wrong one. Some people don't know that there are different hammers for different jobs. When you need a sledge hammer and you get a framing hammer, it can make a difference. Today's verse speaks about our time and making the best use of it. Using the right tools can make the difference, but have we ever thought that our time is a tool as well? How we use our time can make the difference when it comes to things. I should have been more specific to the young man in asking for what tool to grab rather than wasting time waiting. I wonder if God has been asking us to use a certain tool, like our time, better than we have been. Maybe we need to stop running around and take the time to walk in wisdom. Using the right tool at the right time is a God honoring thing.
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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