Better Late Than Never!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14 KJV).

It is better to make wise spiritual decisions late in this brief life than never!

A lady called a pastor friend of mine to share her life story. She was 14 years old when she abandoned her false religious system. For the next 36 years, she remained lost, dead in her trespasses and sins. She trusted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour at age 50. For the next 40 years, she spent her Christian life confused, struggling to understand the Bible. Now, at age 91, she had found my friend’s television program and learned about dispensational Bible study. She was so excited!

More recently, I learned from another coworker in the ministry that his friend just died. The ailing man, riddled with cancer, had been entangled in Eastern religions for years. However, my friend and a Christian sister had both shared the Gospel with him throughout the last few weeks of his life. At age 81, he finally trusted Christ. He is now in the Lord’s presence!

Friends, procrastination is dangerous, especially concerning spiritual matters. Some people wait decades before they trust Jesus Christ as personal Saviour. Anytime prior, they could have died unexpectedly and gone straight to Hell! Others will postpone until their last few weeks, days, or hours alive until they finally believe the Gospel. They do not realize just how precarious the situation in which they are! At anytime, they could suddenly pass away without forgiveness of sins and a home in Heaven!

If you do not know where your soul would go if you died right now, please do not wait another minute. My friend, you are not guaranteed next week, tomorrow, or even the rest of today. The Gospel of the Grace of God is: “how that Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and He rose again the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3,4). You could be in your 20s, or nearing age 100, but you really have no idea just how long you have left here in this life. Trust Christ now; now may be all you have!