Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!
So then, as we have opportunity, let's do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
1 Corinthians 16:12
Now concerning Apollos, the brother, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers; and it was not at all his desire to come now; but he will come when he has an opportunity.
But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length you have revived your thought for me; in which you did indeed take thought, but you lacked opportunity.
As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."
From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.
He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.
Then a convenient day came, that Herod on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.
They cried there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he has let the appointed time pass by.
If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.
"Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies waste?
Jesus therefore said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."
Happy are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
For if you remain silent now, then relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Who knows if you haven't come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"