“making the most of the time because the days are evil.” Eph. 5:16
No special revelation is needed to understand that the world is dark and evil. Just watch the news and anyone will see it. Lots of different types of problems and evil. The Bible verse above, was written about two thousand years ago. The days have been and are evil. Anyone who puts their hope and expectation into what the world has to offer will be disappointed. It does not matter how much money and success you manage to get, evil and darkness are very close anyway.
“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.” Ps. 106:1
But there is light in the darkness. With Jesus, there is goodness and mercy to receive, here in life and then for all eternity, in heaven. In all generations there have been believers. Even today, around the world, there are people who believe in Jesus.
Through Jesus you are reconciled to God. Jesus took our penalty of sin on the cross and rose from the dead. When you believe in Jesus, you can, in the midst of these evil days, experience goodness and grace from God. You can also become a light in this world, when Jesus lives in your heart.
Make the most of the time by believing in Jesus today. Then His life will flow into and through you. All by grace, through faith.
God bless you.
/ David Billström