DO YOU REDEEM THE TIME WITH THOSE OUTSIDE THE FAITH?
Live with godly wisdom toward those who are outside the faith. Let them see Christ in you. Remember that you were once an “outsider” too, but Christ has brought you near. Season your conversation with grace, asking the Spirit to give you wisdom on how to “redeem the time” you have with unbelievers.
But what does this “redeem the time” phrase mean? There are two Greek words in the Bible for “time.” One is “chronos,” which refers to chronological or sequential time. The other, which is the word found in our verse today, is “kairos,” which refers to a right moment when things come to a head, an opportune or suitable time. So, live wisely with unbelievers, looking for the “kairos” moment to join God in His redemptive work in them. Be alert for the opportune time to share your faith in Christ with them.
PRAYER: Dear Father, open our eyes to see the kairos moments in our day today. Strengthen us to walk in wisdom, being always prepared to share the gospel in those moments. In Jesus’ name, amen.