In his commentary on the book of James, Warren Wiersbe relates the following incident,
“Whenever I ride a bus or elevated train in the city, I often think of the man in Boston who was entertaining a famous Chinese scholar. He met his Oriental friend at the train station and rushed him to the subway. As they ran through the subway station, the host panted to the guest, ‘If we run and catch the next train, we will save three minutes.’ To which the patient Chinese philosopher replied, ‘And what significant thing shall we do with the three minutes we are saving?'” (Warren Wiersbe, “Where To Get Wisdom,” Be Mature, 105).
Dear reader, before you “break your neck” to try to catch a car, a bus or even a traffic light, it might be helpful to consider what you will do with those few extra seconds or minutes that you save.
The Bible urges, “See then that you walk circumspectly (i.e., carefully), not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time…” (Ephesians 6:15,16a). Think about it.