The apostle Paul said, "Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God..." (Romans 2:4-5). We as the human race have the uncanny ability of continuing on the road we are traveling even though the end of that road is certain destruction. God loves us, He is patient and desires for all to be saved, but the voice of the world and it's lust seems to be louder in our ears than the voice of God. He shows us another way, a better way to live, but we tune Him out, and stay on the same old road, even though that road has showed itself to be filled with many hazards.
First of all God's forbearance and patience, to say nothing of the gift of His Son for our salvation should not be taken lightly. Shall one ignore the gifts of God? Do they mean nothing to us at all? God's grace manifested to us through His beloved Son should create within us as insatiable desire to please Him in all things. The true grace of God was never meant to leave a person where it finds him. It changes a person. It creates within a person a desire to please God.
Second, we should not procrastinate. We say, it's not that I don't appreciate God's effort on my behalf, I'm going to repent, but not now, later. Someone has said, "Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin". When I was boy, a friend of mine and I were walking home from school. One road was muddy, and in the mud we saw the corner of a $20.00 bill. A small fortune to young boys. We of course dug it out of the mud at that very moment. We chose not to hope it would be there the next day. Perhaps it would have been there the next day, but we were not so much concerned about that as we were excited about finding twenty dollars, so immediately we took it. If we know what great goodness God has bestowed upon us through Christ, we should not even consider a delay, but come to Him now. God is calling you home today.
"Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will tomorrow" -Gloria Pitzer.
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