What would he think of the huge demands made on our ‘precious hours’ today? What would he think about T.V., social networks, video streaming, constant music, games consoles, kindle, and so on. What a difference there is between the 17th and the 21st centuries. Nonetheless I was constrained to consider how my ‘personal time’ reflects who I am in Yahshua. I grew up in a Christian home and remember debates about the place of pop music, cinemas, theatres, and T.V., as the post-war world exploded into being. Life today is very different and the temptations of modern living are a world away from those that I endured. Yet the human heart never varies and the power of Yahshua to impact those hearts is as vital and real in the 21st century as it was in the 17th and the 20th.
As we head toward the Feast of Unleavened Bread, with its requirement to clear out the leaven from our homes, may I invite you to reflect on your ‘personal time’? Consider if it is used wisely and if Yahweh and Yahshua have the appropriate amount of time and space, and throw out any ‘leaven’ that may have lodged there.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Philippians 4:8 NLT