Alan Redpath wrote, “The Devil’s calendar always says tomorrow. God’s calendar always says today.” Indeed. Paul exhorted, “”Behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation” (2Cor. 6:2)
Procrastination is a tool of Satan. He doesn’t deny the value of worship, the truthfulness of the gospel, the need for service or the call to discipleship. He just says “wait until tomorrow.” “Put-off-itis” is a common malady that many face.
We come into a worship assembly like today. Our hearts are stirred by the praise, our souls our touched by the prayers, our consciences are pricked by the message. We think “I need to make some changes.” “I need to do more.” “I must get more involved.”
And the Devil smiles and says, “Fine. But wait until tomorrow.” But if you look and listen closely, you can see the sober expression and hear the concerned voice of Christ say, “Now is the accepted time. Now is the day of salvation.”
As Jack Hayford expressed it, “Worship (should change) the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped.” Today.
2 responses to “Today”
thank you, Ken. Have a great Lord’s Day today!
Yes — We can’t wait until tomorrow because TODAY is the only day we have. TODAY we can be transformed into the image of Christ. TODAY we can be filled more with the fruit of the Spirit, TODAY we can do the good works God created in advance for us to do, TODAY we can be salt and light in a dark world, TODAY our faith can be increased, TODAY we can bring glory and honor to our mighty God. Thanks for this great thought, Ken.