Occupy Till I Come 2
Luke 19:13: And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
When we work there is usually a quitting time. But when we serve the Lord quitting time is when we die or when He comes, whichever comes first. I wasted the first 43 years of my life before I was saved and I have wasted mountains of moments, hours, days and weeks ever since. Wise use of our time will start with very little things. So what should a believer do with his time? A very wise Christian whose name I forget said find out what God wants you to do and do that. It would be wise to do that with every moment He gives us. The best advice about what we should do with our times is in the Bible.
Luke 19:17: And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
Proverbs 18:9: He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Psalms 100:2: Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1 John 5:3: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Ezra 8:21: Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Jeremiah 7:23: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
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.
John 9:4: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Philippians 2:13: For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Psalms 31:15: My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Acts 6:4: But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Ecclesiastes 9:10: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Psalms 1:1: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
2 Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
1 Thessalonians 5:16: Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing.
Psalms 16:11: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Luke 2:49: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father*s business?
If we are children of God, we too must be about our Father*s business.