Make Haste To Receive Him
One of the most common, famous and deceptive lies that the devil instills in many is that, “There is much time and thus no need to hurry for repentance or reconciliation with God.”
Slackness is God’s work is unacceptable and after we have known the fragility of this mortal body we need all the more to be vibrant towards our salvation and also that of others.
When the shepherds heard about the birth of the Savior, they hurried to see Him.
“So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:15-16 (NKJV)
Unless and until we have a desire to come out of our present situation and let God work in us, we can never experience the mighty hand of the Lord God in our lives.
The all-knowing God, Who knows the very intent of the heart before working a miracle in the life of a person queried, “What do you want that I should do for you?” (ref. Mark 10:51)
We cannot continue to believe the lies of the devil and be lazy/slack towards our spirituality. We cannot vile away our time and continue in sin thinking that one fine day we will somehow be saved, we need to consider this as urgent-our personal salvation and the salvation of them whom the Lord has entrusted to our care.
Life is very short and we know not when we shall meet our end and then we shall have no time…
“For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks?”
Psalm 6:5 (NKJV)
Jesus mentioned about the preciousness of the ‘Kingdom and God’ and expressed the urgency to make it our own (ref Matthew 13:44-46)
A treasure hid in a field – sells all he had and bought that field
A precious pearl – sold all he had and bought it.
The act to renounce all else and to make the Kingdom of God your own is driven by its preciousness and the joy derived by having it- would you be lazy to receive such a joy?
O hurry up dear soul! For there really is not much time, for He Who said “Behold! I come quickly..”(ref Rev. 22:12-14) is really coming soon.
Did you say that He is slow in keeping His promise to come back? And you have been hearing this for long? There is a sure reason behind this …..
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. “
2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV)
He is merciful and seeks the salvation of all.
However the day will come when there will be an end and no one knows when it shall be.
Let’s be quick to reconcile with God and daily walk with Him and may not our slackness cause us to lose our eternity with Christ.