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POSTED: September 8, 2007 5:03 a.m.

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak," (Mat 26:41 KJV).

This passage conveys the idea that we need to be watchful lest we enter into temptation. Let us continue our look at a few areas that need watching.

TIME. Time is a valuable commodity. It seems there is never enough time to get everything done.

We must learn to "watch our time." Some put off obeying the gospel, saying they will have time for God later.

Christians who have gone back into the world have said they plan on coming back to the Lord one day, when they find the time.

How tragic it is when one who has made these type of statements has their time "run out."

All should heed the warning given in God’s word when it comes to time, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is," (Eph. 5:15-17).

The idea that we can put God aside until some future date is indeed a risky business. James said of the future, "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin," (James 4:13 17).

TESTIMONY OF YOUR LIFE. What does your life say to those about you? What will it say to those who look back at your life after you have crossed the Jordan?

The influence each person has on those around them and on the generations to come is not measurable.

Parents must be keenly aware of their example put before their children and their children’s friends. Perhaps one of the greatest statements made about Abraham had to do with his "testimony of life." "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him" (Gen. 18:19).

Will our generations know us as faithful Christians serving God to the best of our abilities? Or will they know us as someone who had little or nothing to do with the Church.

Why not take the Time to obey God by being baptized for the remission of your sins, believe in Jesus as God’s Son, repent of your sins, be willing to confess His name before others and be baptized to wash away your sins.

May we all be watchful lest we fall into temptation.

 

 

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