Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of June

Jun 30, 2020 by


Eph. 5:15-16 “Look therefore carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”


One could translate the word time in Ephesians 5:16 as redeeming the “opportunity.” If we do not know what the Lord is doing today, we are missing the opportunity. Perhaps the Lord gave me a thought that I should seek out a certain person who could have turned out to be a great vessel in the hand of the Lord in the next five years. Perhaps the Lord wanted to use such a person to save tens of thousands of souls, but on that day I did not go because I was afraid the weather was too hot, and I was too lazy. I lost an opportunity and neglected a person who was potentially very useful to the Lord.

“Opportunity” is something that is found in time. Every day the Lord gives us opportunities. Those whom God can use never miss the opportunities He has provided. Who would have guessed that one day an illiterate cobbler could become a Moody? If someone had missed the opportunity to preach to him, the world would not have had a Moody. Who would have guessed that Philip would meet the eunuch the day he went into the wilderness? The entire church in Africa owes its beginning to that day, and we know that the church in Africa began earlier than the church in Europe!

In order to not miss the opportunities, we need spiritual training [and] spiritual sensitivity, so that we can identify opportunities when they come our way. We should grasp whatever opportunity we have and make the most of them. (CWWN, vol. 55, pp. 193-202)

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