by Roby Ellis SPANISH/ESPAÑOL
[Scripture Reading: Romans 13:11-14]
A. Time is a precious thing. Once it is lost, it can never be recovered, and not one of us knows how much he is to receive.
B. In an age when time seems to come at a higher premium with each passing day, it is now more important than ever for us to be good stewards of the time God gives us.
I. There are some thieves that rob us of time when we let them.
A. One prolific thief is a lack of proper planning and organization (Matthew 25:1-13).
B. Another thief that we should aim to avoid is slothfulness (Proverbs 26:14-16; 20:4; Romans 12:11; Ephesians 5:14-19).
C. We can also lose time to unproductive activities if we are not careful (1 Timothy 5:13; Matthew 12:36).
II. How should I spend my time?
A. I should spend much time on things of a spiritual nature (Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:13-17; 1 Peter 1:17).
B. I should spend a good deal of time with my family (1 Peter 3:7; Ephesians 6:4; 1 Timothy 5:4).
C. I should dedicate time to being a good neighbor (Matthew 22:39; Deuteronomy 22:4).
A. If you have been wasting your time, don’t you think that it is “high time” that you changed that (Romans 13:11-14)?
B. “Now is the accepted time” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
C. Time is swiftly running out for every one of us (Hebrews 10:37).
D. How we spend our time will determine how we spend eternity.