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The Stewardship of Time Eph. 5:15-16. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise , Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Eph. 5:15-16. Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil .

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eph 5 15 16

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Eph. 5:15-16
eph 5 15 161

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Eph. 5:15-16
gen 39 5 6

And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, …..And he left all that he had in Joseph\'s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat.

Gen. 39:5-6
we are stewards

Talents

Time

Possessions

Carrying out the work of the church

We Are Stewards
1 cor 4 2

“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”

“Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.” (ESV)

1 Cor. 4:2
i we must take time for god

Mt. 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

I. We Must Take Time For God
col 3 1 2

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Col. 3:1-2
mt 13 22

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Mt. 13:22
i we must take time for god2

Time to read & study the Bible; pray; teach our families; praise God; teach the lost; help those in need; meditate on God and His word;

I. We Must Take Time For God
ii we must take time for church activities

We all have 168 hours per week

What percentage of our time do we give to the Lord’s work?

II. We Must Take Time For Church Activities
iii we must take time for family

Ps. 39:6

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them

III. We Must Take Time For Family
lk 12 20 21

But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God

Lk. 12:20-21
iii we must take time for family1

Time with our mates is short

1 Cor. 7:29

“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none”

III. We Must Take Time For Family
iii we must take time for family2

Time with our children is even shorter

Eph. 6:4

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

III. We Must Take Time For Family
eph 6 4 esv

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Eph. 6:4 (ESV)
iii we must take time for family3

Time for attending worship; teaching our children; sharing time with our spouse; care for the family; care for aging parents;

Make time today and avoid any regrets tomorrow

III. We Must Take Time For Family
iv we must take some time for ourselves

Genesis 24:63

“And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.”

IV. We Must Take Some Time For Ourselves
mark 6 31

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Mark 6:31
iv we must take some time for ourselves1

Hobby; exercise; go to a museum with your family; watch a movie with your spouse; plant some flowers or work in the garden; mow your lawn;

If done in the right way and within reason – this can help you

IV. We Must Take Some Time For Ourselves
iv we must take some time for ourselves2

Work hard and from time to time “play hard”

“Don’t try to relax while you work or work while you relax”Allen Webster

IV. We Must Take Some Time For Ourselves
iv we must take some time for ourselves3

Take time for educationand for your career

The number one factor for success – Good time management(A. Webster quoting research by Forbes magazine)

IV. We Must Take Some Time For Ourselves
conclusion

Time for God

Time for the Lord’s church

Time for family

Time for self

Conclusion
conclusion1

“Time is such a powerful force that it is given to us only in small doses”

We need to use todays portion wisely

Conclusion
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