First Sunday of the New Year

January 5, 2020

 

Scripture Reading

Psalm 90

 

Devotional

God’s Minute

By Dr. Ron Jones

 

Rudyard Kipling once wrote a poem called "God's Minute." It reminds us of the sacredness of time. 

 

I have only just a minute, 
Only sixty seconds in it.
Didn't seek it, didn't choose it, 
But it's up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it, 
Give account if I abuse it. 
Just a tiny little minute, 
But eternity is in it.

 

During one twenty-four hour day, you and I are given 1,440 minutes, important minutes that we can only use once. Each one of them is a priceless gift.

 

Moses prayed, "Lord, teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12). What are you doing with the time God gives you?

 

Reflection Question

 

Read Ephesians 5:16. How will you “redeem the time” God gives you this year? What is your motivation for doing so?