Time Is Limited, So Use It Wisely

Robert Harris
November 2021

Jesus Christ told Simon Peter that he would deny Him three times before the cock crowed thrice.  Simon Peter did exactly that.  Three times he denied the Lord as knowing Him as a friend or a Savior.

When Jesus was crucified, Pontius Pilate placed a title on the cross of Christ in three languages: Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.  These were the know languages of the world at that time.  After Christ arose, he appeared to his disciples and asked Simon Peter three times, “Lovest thou me?”  Some think the reason he asked Simon three times if he loved him was because Simon had denied him three times.

How many times have we denied Christ?  Even so, how many times has He spoken to us?  This man, Peter, later, was in prayer and fasting at noon time.  He had a vision of a sheet let down from heaven and he was given the opportunity to go minister to the Gentiles.  At the end of the vision, the Lord said, “There stands at the door three men that seek thee.”  Have you thought of the three men in your life?  There are the men of yesterday; those who helped you; some who hurt you.  Then, there are the men of today; those who are assisting in this moment, and those who need your help.  Finally, there’s the men of tomorrow.  Who knows who will take your place tomorrow?

We are but torchbearers passing out of today and when our day is over, someone else will take up where we left off.  “Whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all to the glory of God.  And seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”