What Should We Call People Who Don’t Have Time for God? Arrogant!
We live in a fast-paced world. We are always busy with our work or studies. Some of us don’t even have time for God anymore. Or for some of us, we just give a small amount of our time to God, fitting Him where we find convenient. But we know that we are just giving Him the leftovers of our time.
And I’m not just talking of occasionally missing our quiet times. I’m referring to the lifestyle of not giving time for God.
But isn’t God sovereign over everything, including time?
Yes, He is sovereign over time. He is in control of time. He owns time. We are never the owners of our time; He is!
So let me show God’s sovereignty over time. First, let’s turn to Acts 1:7:
7It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
He fixes times “by his own authority.” He has even “determined allotted periods” for the nations, meaning, He sets their rise and fall (Acts 17:26).
In God’s perfect time, He sent His Son. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4, emphasis added). And in His perfect time He died for us. “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6, emphasis added).
We “do not know what tomorrow will bring” (James 4:14) and our times are in God’s hand (Psalm 31:15).
These verses clearly show, along with several others, show that God’s sovereignty over time. Again, He is in control of time; He is the owner of our time. If this is the case, then isn’t it arrogant of us not to give time for God, who is the true Owner of our time?
Let’s always remind ourselves that time isn’t really ours. It belongs to God. So let’s humble ourselves and give time to the true Owner of time.