“It’s an Odd Bank!”
BY RUSSELL MCLAUGHLIN
What if you had a bank that credited your account with $86,400 each morning? (You may be answering, “That’s about the right amount for my weekly bills!”)
But there’s a catch. If you don’t spend the money that day, no balance is carried over to the next day! So, what you don’t spend that day is gone tomorrow.
So, what would you do with a bank account like that? Obviously, you would rush to the bank each morning and draw out every last cent so that you would lose none of it.
Well, do I have a surprise for you. You do have a bank like that. It’s the TIME NATIONAL BANK. Each and every morning of the world, it credits your life account with 86,400 seconds. And at closing time each day, there is no balance left. It has all been spent. If you invested your time well, that’s good. If you wasted it, it’s still the same result. All the time is gone.
So, make up your mind. You got a time deposit when you woke up this morning. It will all be gone in the dew of tomorrow morning.
The book of James gives us some insight about time in James 4: 13-17:
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
Paul challenges us in Ephesians 5:15-17:
15 “Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
Time is here and then it’s gone. Let’s use our time on earth wisely. Let’s spend our time being godly. Each day we have 86,400 seconds. How will you spend today????