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Oh, you killers of time! - (From Octavius Winslow's, "Integrity and Uprightness")

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Time is the preface to eternity.
And as the preface indicates the character of the volume,
so the present use of time is the foreshadowing in each one's history of the future.

We may rob God by a misuse of time.

Time is a solemn and priceless gift,
and involves a responsibility
and an account of a most tremendous character.

What sin, what madness, then,
to abuse a privilege so solemn;
to misuse a blessing so precious.
To employ time in vain pleasures and frivolous pursuits;
to use it in senseless puerilities, sinful engagements;
to devote it too absorbingly
even to literary and noble pursuits:
the studies of the antiquarian,
the researches of the historian,
the fascination of art,
the discoveries of science;
may verge upon the crime of robbing God
of one of His most costly loans!
All these absorbing engagements
are limited to the present,
and have no essential relation
to the soul's certain and solemn future.

Oh, you killers of time!

How will the ghost of your murdered hours haunt and upbraid you
through the interminable centuries of eternity!
Oh, what would you not then give for one hour
of that precious period of your existence
which now you waste and fritter and destroy in vain,
useless, and sinful trifles, chimeras, and shadows.

Remember, you rob God when your time is not consecrated to His glory.
Ponder well the inspired precept, "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
Consider, the apostolic exhortation, "Brethren, the time is short."


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Hey me too, we should start a club. :)

In Him,
Matt
 

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I've killed less time on forums recently and more in other areas. My time killing doesn't go away, but instead it just finds new areas to explore!

Thankfully I have a job interview tomorrow. Next week I will be fellowshipping with Zer0, too!

In Him,
Matt
 
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