Planning for the future begins before we are born. When a baby is coming, supplies need to be purchased, a birth plan needs to be created, and research often begins on the best car seats, baby beds, etc. This planning for the future continues. What schools to attend, and how to prepare for higher education? There are graduation parties and then weddings to plan. Soon retirement must be planned for, and in our older years, we are encouraged to make a will, buy a burial plot, and plan our funerals.
So much of our lives is spent planning for the future. Yet, how much time is spent planning for the life to come? This verse says it is "HIGH TIME to awake." Being too busy, overanxious, careless in our devotions and church attendance, becoming weary in well doing, and neglecting fellowship with Godly people are all things that can put us to "sleep" spiritually, causing us to forget what "time" it really is.
God's mercy is sending us a wake-up call. It might come through the Word or through hard trials and persecution. Sleeping is dangerous! It is "HIGH TIME to awake"! Instead of only living in the moment or planning for the near future, let us consider living in the light of eternity.
When we look at how our time is spent, do we have an awareness of the life to come? Are we "awake" to temptations, time wasters, people in need, and opportunities to witness? What do we do with all our spare time? Will those things matter in a few years or in eternity?
"Knowing the time" (it is getting late) should challenge us to change some of our priorities and to invest in what is truly lasting. Today, it might be good to take a few minutes and ask, "What time is it?"
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.