August 19, 2012

Summer is Flying By

The last few days the weather has been cooler, and I can't help thinking that 
summer is almost over, and that autumn will soon be here. So it goes with our 
life, whether we live 15, 50, or 90 years, it passes by so quickly. The Bible 
describes it like a passing shadow, a tale that is told, a flower that opens in the 
morning and fades by nightfall. But many of us don't really live like that is true, 
and we count on there being a tomorrow. 

The Word of God tells us to seek the Lord in our youth (Eccl.12), before the 
difficulties of old age sets in. Before seeing, hearing, walking and thinking are 
impaired. The same thing applies to our health. While we are healthy and while
our faculties are clear, that is the best time to seek the Lord and be saved. 
When you are sick, then a lot of your time is taken up with treatments, therapies, 
doctors appointments, etc. 

It is best if faith, scripture memorization, and spiritual songs are laid down in your 
heart before old age and sickness come your way. Then these things can be a 
blessing and a comfort to you when you need it most. 

It is almost too late to begin seeking the Lord when you are sick or suffering from 
dementia. J. C. Ryle said once somewhere that as long as there is life, there is 
hope for salvation. That is very true, but we must remember that there is only one 
example in the Bible of the thief on the cross who was saved in his last hour. We 
may never presume that we can postpone our salvation for such a long shot 
chance. Today is the day of salvation.

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