The time given to us by God is not ours but God’s. As soon as God takes the time back, we must return to dust. When a man dies, that means his time was repossessed by God. We can live today because God has given us time and flesh. That’s why we must not waste our time but get the most out of life.
We have to overcome wickedness by not being foolish, by living with the wisdom of God and by saving time in this world. We also must be full of the Holy Spirit, not being drunk or living a wild life, to understand the will of the Lord. That means you don't let the world waste your time when God has given you to be full of the Holy Spirit and don’t spend your time doing other things when you must be with God.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Who is the one who lives with the Holy Spirit ? The Bible says that he is the one who acknowledges that Jesus is the Lord. He who acknowledges that Jesus is the Lord always obeys the Word of God.
Why does God tell us to be full of the Holy Spirit? Being filled with the Holy Spirit means the Holy Spirit fully controls your thoughts. When you are full of the Holy Spirit, you will be led only by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, you must be filled with the Holy Spirit to be with God.
If you sleep or look away while you worship God, you are wasting your time. If you are not full of the Holy Spirit and controlled by Him, you are wasting your time as you will not advance in your faith. Your time will be given to the world and to your physical desires. If you are controlled by the world, your time has been taken from you while you lived a wild life. You are like a drunkard who doesn’t know the will of the Lord.
When we are full of the Holy Spirit, we don’t waste time. We can see abundant fruit in the time of soul when we are completely controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #518 (Mar 4, 2016)