Time is the Scarcest Resource

March 25, 2021

When asked what time it is, many people have trouble distinguishing between AM and PM. They don’t know AM stands Ante Meridiem (Latin for before midday) and represents the time from midnight to noon). PM stands for Post Meridiem (Latin for after midday) and means noon to midnight.

While you may have trouble distinguishing between AM and PM, there is a bigger worry about the concept of time.

Time is man’s most precious asset. We can neglect it, yet we can do nothing without it. Time is short or long, and it is fast or slow. When you measure time concerning Heaven, it is infinite. Our time on this planet is short.

I remember a graduate professor saying, “We either use time productively or unproductively.”

I am familiar that the Bible speaks about using time wisely. “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NIV)

“We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.” (John 9:4. HCSB)

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, NIV)

Don’t forget to organize your time. Look for and eliminate time-wasters.