“That’s how a wise person thinks.”

quietplaceFrom The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings by Nancy Leigh DeMoss:

Whereas a fool lives for the moment, without thought for the future implications of his choices, wise people make their decisions against the backdrop of eternity, considering how their choices will make a difference in the long run. Will this matter a hundred years from now? Five years from now? That’s how a wise person thinks.

Fools live for themselves, don’t care to be reflective, and are often careless and undisciplined in the way they handle their time. The wise, by comparison, live for the glory of God, aren’t afraid to examine themselves closely, and are thoughtful and intentional in how they steward the resources that have been entrusted to them…

…Does this mean we can’t ever take time off or just “have fun”? Of course not. But it is a call to be wise, to redeem the time and make the most of every opportunity, always keeping eternity in view.

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