In Time and the Beginnin of Time: Discourses on Redeeming the Time and Considering Our Latter End ( ISBN 978-1-60178-489-6), John Fox looks at Ephesians 5:16, and in thi nex section of his novel, he expounds the doctrine that the best of saints ( the redeemed of God) have need to edeem the time.First, John Fox answers the question of when time must be redeemed: All time.
" By laying hold on the present time, and ow a day of grace, for settling and securing your everlasting state " 3.
" By laboring to order every day 's work in reference to your last day that, having finished your work, you may be fit to leave th world " Then, Mr. Fox tells why time must be redeemed: " The reasons why our precious time must be redeemed are ( 1) because the days are evil [ and ] ( 2) because it is a hug part of our Christian wisdom, " ( p.
" On this moment of time, eternity depends. " Soon, Mr. Fox gives five directions for redeeming time, ( p.
" Maintain a holy fear on your heart of coming to he nd of time before your work is done.I found the author 's directions for redeeming time very helpful.
53) .Mr. Fox also gives good advice when dealing with unnecessary visits: " Let that time that you spend from your callings and families be spent in reading, prayer, or other religious exercises.
54-55) .I was especially encouraged by this exhortation regarding secret duties: " Christians, the time that you spend with God in secret is the sweetest time and best improved.
Resolve to spend some time with God in private every day, " ( p.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil, " ( Eph. 5:14-16) .____________________________________________________________In Time and the Beginnin of Time: Discourses on Redeeming the Time and Considering Our Latter End ( ISBN 978-1-60178-489-6), John Fox looks at Deuteronomy 32:29, and in he third section of his ook, he expounds the doctrine that the best of saints ( the redeemed of God) have need to believe their latter end.First, you are seriously to consider and believe ( pp.
" That it is most frightening and amazing sight on this side [ of ] hell to see a Christless unbeliever breathing out his last " Next, Mr. Fox gives five reasons to consider your latter end ( pp.
" Because here lies your highest wisdom " The applications to consider your latter end are found in four uses: 1.
2. " This justly reprehends all who slight or neglect this great duty, but specially these three sorts -- none of which do seriously consider their latter end -- namely: ( 1) the insolent, athestical sensualists; ( 2) the ignorant and inconsiderate; ( 3) the self-confident and presumptuous, " ( p.
4. Consider that " [ i ] n a very little time your present, powerful, and awakening helps and advantages to excite and put you in mind of the other world will be past and gone ... namely, ( 1) awakening ordinances; ( 2) awakening providences; [ and ] ( 3) awakening convictions, " ( p.
3. " Make conscience of setting apart a little time every day on purpose to think on your latter end, " ( p.
Anothe author sums up the Christian 's duty best: " It is the grand business of your life timely and truly to prepare for death and judgment.