Thursday, February 21, 2013

Help for Today: Today
Text: Luke 9

J. L. Ralston said: "Our most dangerous enemy on this side of the Atlantic is the idea that we have plenty of time." This is equally true in the matter of preparedness for eternity—as well as for our country! Because we know not when we may lose the use of our faculties, because we have no lease of our lives, because we know not when the Lord Jesus will come again, and because the Word commands it, we should act NOW. Jesus addressed the urgency of the decision when He said in Luke 9, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” The chapter goes on to include men who spoke of their intention to follow Jesus, just on their own terms, on their own time. Our Savior made it abundantly clear to them…and to us…If you are not going to follow me now, don’t follow me at all…The rich man in Luke 16 fared sumptuously every day…and then he died. He faced an eternity in torment because of his life “decisions.” On the other hand, thankfully, while there was still time, the prodigal “came to himself” and got up and “went home to the Father.”…while it was still today…

All the best and I hope this gives you “Help for Today”.

Clark Sims

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