It has been famously said–MANY times–that “Time is money.”
“Time is money” is so well-known that it might be called the “modern equation.”
And that is EXACTLY the way most men earn a living–they trade their time for someone else’s money.
Whether that man is digging a ditch OR designing Internet websites OR protecting the payee from someone or something which wishes to harm him or his family, most men do not possess anything else of value other than their TIME.
Oh, that time is often confused with a certain set of skills, BUT it is the time that is being purchased: the skills are a sort of side benefit which come along for the ride.
MONEY, in fact, is only a convenient way of storing one’s wealth (time).
Whether one values sea shells, gold or diamonds, or pieces of green paper claiming “In God We Trust,” money is little more than the storing up of that which someone else bartered their time (once upon a time) for.
SO, the fact that men trade their TIME for someone else’s MONEY is nothing new.
HOWEVER, one thing about the times in which we live (the end times) which IS new: men will barter the LEAST amount of their TIME for the LEAST amount of someone else’s MONEY (or other items of value).
Whereas in times past, most men would trade LARGE chunks of their time for (relatively) LARGE amounts of money, reserving the smaller amounts of time for their families, sleeping and eating, their sweethearts, their hobbies or their other passions, NOW most men look around for someone to trade ANY amount of money for much smaller amounts of their time.
Perhaps it is the culture’s incessant emphasis on money and things of value?
Perhaps it is a sign of times being tight and money being more necessary than before?
Perhaps it is a sign that moderns value money over almost everything else?
The Bible gives us a clue as to why this last observation might be the one to pick–particularly during the end times.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
Perhaps moderns do not wish to spend their extra TIME with those who were previously-referred-to as ‘loved ones’–because they have FEW who are ‘loved’?
Whatever the reason(s), it does not appear to matter if the man looking to trade his time for money offers LEGITIMATE or ILLEGITIMATE time (a scam).
Many times, those who have possessions (money) appear eager to give them to con-men.
Once again, God’s Word gives us a clue about why those who pursue money are NOT satisfied with their wealth–and therefore go looking to trade it for something ‘better.’
“He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase”
It has famously been said that the ONLY thing man has of value is his TIME.
So, it makes sense that men would trade their TIME for MONEY to make their way in this world.
HAS the reader noticed that others are now willing to trade smaller and smaller amounts of their time for smaller and smaller amounts of money?
DOES the reader have any thoughts on why this might be so?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 19, 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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