And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
The biggest complaint of the early season has been the slow play by a few players and the lack of a penalty given by the PGA Tour. Much of the “dead time” between shots is attributed to distance, wind and elevation calculations while determine which club to use and shot shape the player intends to attempt. The above quoted scripture speaks to spending time on unfruitful works, or activities that have no spiritual gain. “Unfruitful acts” bog down our lives by wasting the time we are bless with by God. We are all guilty spending too much time perusing Facebook, Twitter or Instagram getting into useless arguments, watching funny videos or wondering how Johnny was able to afford a new truck when he setup a “gofundme” for his electric bill last month. When Jesus stayed behind in the temple at an early age, he replied “how is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” Time, unlike any other earthly possession, is a gift we cannot buy back after it has been squandered. Before we engage in a particular activity, we should question ourselves “is the endeavor in pursuit of the furtherance of the gospel?” Before we comment on a post, we should consider “will my comment uplift our Father?” My prayer for today is that we are found “doing our Father’s business”, not wasting our time on futile activities or earthly arguments. You are not going to change a person’s political affiliation. Instead, make it a point to visit that grandparent, read a chapter of the Bible instead of searching YouTube for a trick shot, or lend a hand to that elderly neighbor working on his lawn.