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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8438 giving, of time
8438 giving, of time

8438 giving, of time

People are stewards of a deposit of time given by God, and will be held responsible for the way in which they use it.

Time is governed by God

God determines every lifespan Job 14:5 See also Ps 31:15; Ps 74:16-17; Ps 139:16; Ac 17:26

God will demand an account of how time has been spent Ecc 3:17 See also Mt 12:36; 1Pe 4:3-5

Time may be squandered

In ungodly living 1Pe 4:3 See also Joel 2:25; Eph 2:2-3; Col 3:5-7

By neglecting God-given opportunities Jer 8:20 See also Pr 20:4; Mt 25:11-12; Lk 13:25; Lk 19:44; Ac 24:25; Rev 2:21

Time may be saved

By understanding its brevity Ps 90:12 See also Jn 12:35; 1Co 7:29-31

By remembering its uncertainty Jn 9:4 See also Ecc 8:5-7; Jas 4:13-15

By making the most of present opportunities Eph 5:16 See also Ps 32:6; Ecc 12:1; Est 4:14; Mt 4:17; Mk 1:15; 2Co 6:1-2; Gal 6:10; Col 4:5; Heb 3:7-13

By allocating it wisely 1Ch 12:32 See also Ex 18:13-26; Ac 6:1-4

Time is to be spent wisely

In worship and meditation Ps 119:164 See also Ps 4:4; Ps 55:17; La 3:40; Da 6:10,13; Mk 1:35; 1Co 11:28

In work Ps 104:23 See also Ex 20:9 pp Dt 5:13; Ro 13:6

In rest Ex 20:8-10 See also Lev 16:29; Mk 6:31

With one’s family Dt 24:5 See also Dt 6:7; Ecc 9:9; 1Ti 3:4

In fellowship 1Co 16:7 See also Ac 2:42; Ac 20:7; Heb 10:25

Time is to be allocated according to priorities

Lk 10:41-42 See also Ps 1:1-3; Hag 1:2-4; Mt 6:33; Ac 13:46-47; Ac 17:16-17

See also

1310God as judge
4903time
5047opportunities in life
5057rest, physical
5385leisure
5628work
5680family
7925fellowship among believers
8361wisdom
8461priorities
8622worship
8755folly

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