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First #3
October 24, 2021

First #3

October 24, 2021


Wisdom = the ability to apply what is important to you.

(Psalm 90:12) “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

(Ephesians 5:15-17) “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

1. Our most valuable asset is time.

2. We cannot manage time; we can only manage opportunities.

3. We cannot do everything.

4. There is cumulative value to investing small amounts of time in certain activities over a long period.

  • We forget this because there is no immediate benefit.
  • There is no immediate consequence if we don’t do these things.

5. Decide what is important and then manage that decision daily.


1. Make time for renewal.

  • Do this first – you will accomplish more each day.

(2 Corinthians 4:16) “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

(Psalm 23:2-3) “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.”

(Mark 2:27) Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

2. Make time for reward.

(Ecclesiastes 1:14) “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

• Live for the well done, treasures in heaven.

(1 Timothy 6:18-19) “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

3. Make time for relationships.

(Proverbs 10:27 LB) “Reverence for God adds hours to each day…”

(Hebrews 10:25) “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

I will put first things first and give focus and energy to the things that are eternal.


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