Resolved, never to lose one moment of time, but improve it the most profitable way I can.
In our day where so many of us are quick to ‘do life’ for the purpose of getting as much relaxation, down time, or vacation time as we can, Edwards gives us a breath of fresh air in desiring to not waste a moment.
Now, I’m not saying that down time, relaxation, or vacations are bad or sinful in themselves, but I am saying that whatever we do, whether rest, play, or work we should ask the question, “Is this the most profitable thing I can do with my time right now?” Why should you and I ask this question? Because Ephesians 5:16-16 says,“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” Edwards resolved to not waste or lose one moment of time.
I have the same desire and often wonder how I can improve my time. Because of this, I often feel guilty because I don’t know definitively if what I’m doing is the best way to spend my time. But even though this desire of mine is sin-ridden (as Edwards’ was), it is still a godly desire that ought to be cultivated.
Bottom line: don’t waste the time you have, you’re not promised tomorrow. If today were your last day to live, are you doing what you would want to?