Ephesians 5:15–16 (Listen)
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Hymn: TLH 123, st. 3,6-8 :
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
3. Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.
6. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
7. Like flowery fields the nations stand,
Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower’s hand
Lie withering ere ’tis night.
8. Our God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Be Thou our Guard while troubles last
And our eternal Home!