16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (ESV)
It is the foolish man who wastes time. When we consider our lifespan, we have a very small amount of time. Some have the privilege of living 70, 80, 90, maybe even close to 100 years on this earth. In the grand scheme of eternity that is not very long. What are you doing with the time that you have been given. Have you considered that the time you have been given is a resource that God wants an accounting for?
1 Peter 1:17
17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
Wise walking means that we know we have a limited number of steps that we will take. We will be judged accordingly. Conduct yourself with fear throughout the TIME of your exile. Fear in this context does not mean terror, but rather, sober seriousness.
We waste so much time, don’t we? We claim we don’t have time to read the Bible, attend church, pray for the lost, share the gospel with our neighbor, etc. But we have time for television shows, movies, video games, shopping, concerts, etc.
4 “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! 5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you.