Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Colossians 4:5
I was struck with this verse the other morning, and the urgency from which it emanates. Paul urges us to redeem the time that we have to share Christ with others. To redeem means to “buy up”, and this caused me to think of two examples: the stock market and Christmas shopping.
If stocks are selling low, it is urgent that you buy them up now, quickly, before the opportunity is gone. And if the store is having a huge Christmas sale, you better go stand in line and be the first one there – it’s urgent that you do so and the time will soon pass to buy everything up.
Do we have this same urgency for redeeming souls from hell? This passage was convicting and moving for me. I hope it is for you.