Business is a God Idea Part 4
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
CIRCUMSPECTLY means wise. See that you walk wise. It is so important to redeem the time because time is the stuff that life is made of. Time is really our lives. People erroneously say, “Time is money.” If they want you to pick up the pace, they will say, “Time is money!” The fact is, time is NOT money. Time is infinitely more important than money. You have to realize that time is more valuable than money if you want to be a successful business owner. If you think that time is money, you will go through life selling a whole bunch of your time for a little bit of someone else’s money. The scripture says that we should redeem the time. REDEEM means to buy back or buy up. It also means to buy back from loss. We buy back our time, or buy up our time to rescue it from loss. It also means to improve opportunity. The phrase REDEEMING THE TIME has a triple meaning. It means to BUY BACK YOUR TIME, RESCUE YOUR TIME FROM LOSS, and IMPROVE YOUR OPPORTUNITY. You are supposed to use the time that you buy back and rescue from loss to improve your opportunity.
The word OPPORTUNITY is not the same as the word guarantee. Guarantee means that it is absolutely certain. As long as the person giving you the guarantee is trustworthy, then the guarantee is as good as gold. You already know what the outcome is going to be. OPPORTUNITY means that you are going to have a chance to have a positive outcome, but there is also the possibility of a negative outcome. The bible says that by buying back your time, you can improve your odds for a favorable outcome! …because time is the stuff that life is made of.
How do you buy back your time? Because we live in the United States, a developed country, and because of specialization. We don’t have to grow our own food, grind our own meal, milk our own cows, churn our own butter, make our own bread, slaughter our own animals, cook our own food. We don’t have to do all of that stuff of none of that stuff because of specialization. One person is great at one thing and another person is great at another thing, etc. When people who specialize trade with each other, it gives everybody a better quality of life! Specialization through capitalism is really a great way for expansion and growth for everyone.
Some people in America who have been labeled as POOR or who perceive themselves as being POOR are richer than a lot of people who are well off in other countries. Poor people with air conditioning? It is almost funny when you actually think about it.
Use your time to improve your opportunity.
(I hope this blesses you as much as it blessed me. Enjoy… I will complete this transcript soon! ~alorrinda)
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