Second Corinthians 6:2
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
Tomorrow May Be Too Late
I can’t count the number of people who’ve told me they’re going to wait to decide on whether to trust Christ or not. I remind them that we all have an appointment with death (Heb. 9:27) and we don’t know if tomorrow will even come (Prov. 27:1) or what will happen tomorrow since our life is just a vapor, as it’s here today and can vanish tomorrow (James 4:14). Those who say they haven’t made a decision yet are betting their eternal destiny because no decision is a choice to reject Jesus. Those who are sitting on the proverbial fence I would remind that the fence and all who sit upon it will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:12-15). That’s why Paul emphasized “today” is the day of salvation.
You May Never Pass This Way Again
You will not pass this way today again. For some, it might be the last time you see them. You might not get that second chance. So for that person you’ve been putting off witnessing to, today could well be their day of salvation, or it could be the last time you see them in this life. The old saying “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today” is even more important when it comes to sharing your faith. Is that the way you live your life every day? Do you live with a sense of urgency to share the Gospel? Paul requested prayer from the church at Ephesus that God would give him the words to speak and to do so with boldness (Eph. 6:19). So ask for prayer from other believers.
Today Counts Forever
If you realize that each day is a gift and that’s why they call it the present, you might use it more valuably. Today–right now–counts forever, and it may mean the difference for someone being eternally separated from God or being in His presence in joy for all time. God could have written the Gospel in the sky, He could have dispatched legions of angels to proclaim the Gospel, but He didn’t. He decided to use weak, frail, feeble vessels with feet of clay to proclaim the most glorious news ever. We have been given that pearl of great price. How can we possibly keep it to ourselves? Once God saved us, why didn’t He bring us immediately into heaven? Because He has work for us to do, to enter into the fields because the harvest is great, but the laborers are few. So be a laborer for the Lord, and pray for more laborers (Matt. 9:37).
A Closing Prayer
Father, You have decided to use me, weak and inept as I am, to share the good news of Jesus dying for sinners to save them from the wrath of God. Help me to keep in mind the eternal destiny of everyone who rejects Jesus as Savior and Lord, and in His most precious name I pray.
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