Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Carpe Diem — Sieze the Day

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Carpe Diem. That’s a Latin term meaning, Sieze the Day. Paul told the Ephesian Christ followers to do just that, sieze the day. The KJV and NKJV render it “redeeming the time.” Most other translations say something like “make the most of your day” or “make the most of your opportunities.” The reason Paul gave this admonition was “the days are evil.” 

We, certainly can identify with that, can’t we! It only takes a minute of time to read a paper or listen to the news to understand that. Our generation is corrupt and getting worse. We live in debauchery, which is also getting worse. If debauchery isn’t a word familiar to you, substitue the word indecency, lewdness, wickedness, or depravity (there are many synonyms for it).

That’s why it’s important that we sieze the day. These are evil days and God gives us opportunities to do something that really matters; something that is good and righteous — something that honors Him. When these opportunities come, grab them for His name’s sake!

It seems to me that goodness is a scare commodity these days. Ask the Lord to make you aware of the times you can sieze to do something for Him. Evil days call for good behavior.

Make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. Ephesians 5.16

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