Across the Preacher's Desk: Tomorrow

September 30, 2021 - James would write these very poignant words in Jam s 4:14, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away" The most dangerous word in human speech os "tomorrow". In fact, if you want to really make God [laugh, teN what you are going to do tomorrow.

Often, we jokingly say, "never do today what you can put off until tomorrow". While, with many things in this life, that is an attitude that we can get by with, in our dealings with God and the eternal destiny of our soul, it can be tragic.

Governor Felix heard Paul preach in Acts chapter 24. Paul reasoned with Felix of righteousness when he was unrighteous, with temperance when Felix was intemperate and of judgment to come when Felix sat in judgment of others. When the sermon came to a close, it had such an impact on Felix that we are told that FeHx trembled. However, he sent Paul away and said he would call for Nm in a more convenient season. He wanted to put off serving God until tomorrow. Tomorrow never came for Felix.

There are numerous examples in the scriptures of those who waited until "tomorrow" and it was a tragedy for them. The foolish virgins in Matthew 25, the rich farmer of Luke 12 and those in the parable of the Great Supper recorded in Luke chapter 14.

The great word in the Bible is today. Today is when we must be serving God. Are we? 
It’s something to think about… TBP

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