[Shepherding the sheep with one heart] A Foolish Man Who Wastes His Time

  • 2017.02.11 14:11


God says, “Save the time that you have”.  Saving time means that saving our lives.  Saving time means that we should use our life for the time of soul, that we should follow the will of God faithfully.  Many people are living while time passes them by.  But they don’t know where the time is going.  They live with the burden of sin – this is one of the hardships of life, not knowing where to go.  How dreadful our lives are, if we go to spend eternity in Hell, after having lived a weary, burdened life. 


He who wastes time is a foolish man.  Which man is more foolish – he who wastes his time in the flesh, and he who wastes money?  The man who wastes his time in the flesh is more foolish.  When time is wasted, it is gone irrevocably; but money can be earned again.  We must be careful not to waste the time of flesh for the time of soul – we must realize how precious time is. 


So who is the person who lives the right life of faith?  He is the person who has a

conscience of faith.  The person who has a conscience of faith works for the Lord.  If we have the conscience of faith that knows the grace of God, we must work for the Lord and give thanks to Him.


With the conscience of God, God saved the people who were destined by our sins to go to Hell by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ.  With the conscience of humans, we have to be faithful to God who saved us, giving thanks to Him.  This is the only way to live with God in the designated time.  Therefore, we should not waste our precious time. 



Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon

Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #502 (Nov 5, 2016)