Redeem the time, dear believer. See this troubling pandemic and season of isolation as more than just a burden. View it as a God-ordained opportunity to grow in Christ and to serve your neighbor. View it as a time to “walk as children of light.”
The apostle Paul, in his epistle to the Ephesians, exhorts God’s people to “walk as children of light…and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord” (Eph. 5:8b,10). This is not always easy, especially when our three great enemies—the world, the flesh, and the devil—never cease in their attempts to lure us away from Christ and destroy our walk with God. Therefore, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul commands us to “look carefully how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15–16). Making the best use of our time is something that is on a lot of our minds these days, as the COVID-19 virus has forced us into temporary isolation.