Ecclesiastes 12, 1; 2 Corinthians 6, 2b   2 comments

Ecclesiastes-2 Corinthians

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…behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is he day of salvation.

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I.

Proneness to forget our need of God.  Things of the world press upon us and demand our attention.  When we do think of him we yield to the suggestion of Satan to put it off.  He urges delay.

II.

We are very dependent on God.  We greatly need his blessings–providential and his his saving power.  We should give him our hearts without delay.  He wants the life–whole life.

(a)  “Remember now thy Creator.”  Don’t put off so great a matter.  Delay is dangerous.  It will add to our indifference, until after a while we will lose all interest in the matter.  Then it will be very difficult to arouse any concern about it all.

(b)  Choosing God as our portion while young, and the younger the better, has great advantages.  (1)  It saves from many offenses and other hurt.  (2)  It gives more time to become more like Christ and become strong.  (3)  It gives us more time in which to do good in his name.

III.

Why spend a day in sin?  There is no need of it.  “Now is the accepted time.  Today is the day of salvation.”  God is ready now.  Begun right now.  He will pardon and save now.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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