I’m always saying “I don’t know where the time goes. It’s been a week since my last post and I feel like I need at least another week to write one.
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry VanDyke
Many have heard phrases such as the following–
Time flies when you’re having fun
You have too much time on your hands
I’m just killing time
I don’t have time
Only time will tell
I’m running out of time
In due time
“Time” aroused my curiosity so I decided to look at examples of time in my bible and in Vines. These examples represent “a space of time,” whether short, or long or a succession of “times”.
In Luke 4:3-5, Satan is tempting Jesus and he takes him up into a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luke 8:27 Jesus was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. Who for a long time had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.
Acts 20:17, 18 Paul, speaking to the elders from Ephesus said “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia.”
“Time” as fixed, a definite period or opportunity.
Rom 5:6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Gal 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
“Times and seasons”.
1 Thess 5:1-3 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
“From that time”
Matt 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Matt 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
Matt 26:16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
“Since that time”
Luke 16:16-17 “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
“In time of need”
Heb 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Time is described as a vapor, swift transition, past and present, slow, short, long, not enough, too much, running out, waits on no one, always and never, we are either late or on time. Time is convenient or not.
“Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday”- Proverb quotes
Times a wasting, I hope you have a great day!