I had someone say to me that they drove around our area five years ago and it looked totally different to what it looks like today.
Reference: v.2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. (NIV Bible)
Explore: Our family has just built a home in a new housing development estate. In the outer suburbs of Melbourne land developers are buying large tracts of farmland and making them into new estates. There is always growth and change within a city but the speed to which all these new estates have gone up is quite astounding. While usually it is just the people over 50 going around saying, “Back in my day, this was all paddocks… When I was growing up we use to ride our horses through here…” we’re now finding that people our age (in their 30s) are saying the same thing. I had someone say to me that they drove around our area five years ago and it looked totally different to what it looks like today. It seems there has been a great deal of change going on in a short period of time.
Application: Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it seems to almost stop and the day drags forever. But then there are other days that fly by and you’re not sure how you’re going to get everything done in time. And yet, our concept of time is so different to God’s. When the Bible spans hundreds of years and mentions in Revelation ‘a thousand years’ it seems like such a long period of time. However, when you are talking to a God who has lived for all eternity then a thousand years is probably just a drop in the ocean! And yet this is another way that God displays His grace and patience. Even though He has been living forever, He still understands how important each moment is for us.
Prayer: Lord, time is something that we cannot store up or save for another day. May we use our time wisely so that our lives give honour and glory to You. Amen.
How much time do you feel you have today? Are you run off your feet? Is there any space in theRE to give glory to God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.