Happy New Year!
Among other things, New Years is a time when many of us take time to look at how we’ve used our time over the past year.
Some of us commit to eating better, to exercising more, to decluttering closets, or to investing in our children, families, and other priorities with renewed resolve.
In Ephesians 5:15-16 Paul addressed Christ-followers there and then (and here and now) in what could be considered a biblical What, Why, and How for the New Year.
What: “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise…”
Why: “…because the days are evil.”
How: “..making the most of every opportunity…”
Making the most of every opportunity.
What a goal for the new year!
Sometimes translated “redeeming the time,” or “taking advantage of every situation,” Paul’s point is clear: Because of who God is, because of who we are, and because of the times in which we live, it is imperative that God’s people use the time that God has entrusted to us—and the opportunities that come with that time—to relate to Him and to others the best we can…Now that’s a New Year’s resolution!
Keith A. Currivean, Ph.D.
Head of School