“So teach us to number our days,
 That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

How minutes a day do you waste? Whether it is watching television, listening to the radio, reading nonsense, starring at the wall… whatever your pleasure. Today I am keep track of wasted minutes. Sorry, I’m not sharing. I am embarrassed already.


I heard on Sunday of a 16th-century reformer Philip Melanchthon, who kept a record of every wasted moment and then took his list to God in confession at the end of each day. What an example of a man who wanted to redeem the time, because the days are evil. Everyday we have a new opportunity to reject sin and obey God.