Sunday, January 30, 2011

The DEADline

I remember when I first attended the University of Texas and encountered the “Term Paper” that was assigned at the beginning of the course. The term papers always had a “deadline” that was usually near the end of the term. That meant that I had a lot of time to work on it. The nasty thing about that idea was that I often did nothing for t he paper until a week prior to the dreaded deadline. The dead line was just that, if t he paper was not in by that time the value for my grade was ZERO. As that often meant a third to half of the grade so I would be DEAD as far as that course was concerned.

God also gives us several deadlines. We have until the end of our lives to accept Jesus as our savior or we have until the second coming. I have known of people who wanted to wait until just before they died to be baptized so they could sin all they wanted. The problem with that idea is the great unknown factor of either our time of death or of the second coming. Either deadline can loom large when all the while the evil one whispers in our spiritual ears, “There is no hurry.”  

1 comment:

  1. Getting saved isn't something one should put off. Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.