Destiny   1 comment

Rev. 22, 10-12

These words have to do with the sealing of character.  There are sinners as certainly fixed in character as are Christians.  There is a dispensation of God ahead of us.  Now men are fixing their characters for woe or weal.  At his second coming forces that touch us for our good will be withdrawn; then change of heart & life will be impossible.  Now is our probation.

1.  What is probation?  An opportunity for the play of the forces of grace upon us till we choose good or bad.  We are drawn toward sin but have grace to help us overcome it.  We must choose which one we will follow.

2.  The result–destiny–the permanent result of our own choice of right or wrong.  This process is going on moment by moment.  Every hour holds for us our eternity of interest.  Every step counts.

3.  Use of opportunity.  Do we say we are killing time?  If so we are wasting opportunity and fixing character.  The longer this question is deferred the less likely is one to choose the right.  We fix our destiny–Jesus confirms & announces it.  Conditions may be changed now; but not then.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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