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The Bank Named “Time”

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The story is told of a man who rushed into a suburban railroad station one morning, and, almost breathlessly, asked the ticket agent: “When does the 8:01 train leave?”

“At 8:01,” was the answer.

“Well,” the man replied, “it’s 7:59 by my watch, 7:57 by the town clock, and 8:04 by the station clock. Which am I to go by?”

“You can go by any clock you wish,” said the agent, “but you can’t go by the 8:01 train, for it has already left.”

God’s time is moving forward hour by hour, minute by minute. There are multitudes who seem to think that they can live by any schedule they choose and that, in their own time, they can turn to God. But His time is the right time. Now it may be later than they think. Soon it may be too late. “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of Salvation.” (2Cor.6:2)


If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400, that carried no balance from day to day, allowed you to keep no cash in your account, & finally every evening cancelled whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day, what would you do? Draw out every cent–of course!

Well, you have such a bank & its name is “Time”. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off–as lost–whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purposes. It carries no balances. It allows no balances. It allows no overdrafts. Each day the bank named “Time” opens a new account with you. Each night it burns the records of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow. You must live in the present–on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness & success!

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