“What is time? Who can easily and briefly explain this? Who can comprehend this, even in thought, so as to express it in a word? Yet what do we discuss more familiarly and knowingly in conversation than time? Surely, we understand it when we talk about it, and also understand it when we hear others talk about it. What, then, is time? If no one asks me, I know; if I want to explain it to someone who asks me, I do not know” (Augustine, Confessions, Book xi, Chapter 14)
One thing we know for sure about time, we do not how much time we have. Peter says, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls” (1 Pt. 1:24), and such is time – we are only on this earth for a short while. The length of days one possesses varies greatly – some die in youth and others die in old age. “What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (Jam. 4:14). No one has a guarantee of another breath of life – life is short and unpredictable.
Therefore, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16). “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time” (Col. 4:5).
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