The puritan Thomas Brooks, in his work “The Hypocrite Detected” speaks of the great value of time….
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Time is a jewel more worth than a world!
Time is not yours to dispose of as you please; it is
a glorious talent, which men must be accountable
for–as well as any other talent. Of all talents, time
is the hardest to improve well. Ah, beloved, have
not you need to improve your time–who have
much work to do, in so short a time:
your souls to save,
a God to honor,
a Christ to exalt,
a hell to escape,
a race to run,
a crown to win,
temptations to withstand,
corruptions to conquer,
afflictions to bear,
mercies to improve, and
your generation to serve!
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”