By Joan Wilson
The Caribbean Globe Staff Writer
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.” – Hebrews 2:3
One of the hardest and saddest things for me to witness are people who can’t see their need for salvation. Oftentimes altar calls are made at church and these precious souls come up for prayer, but when the question is asked about who is willing to make a stand for Christ, the hands remain down.
Bottom line: they are just not ready to make a commitment to God. Some may be living with their baby fathers and the man is not ready to make a full commitment to them. Afraid of going out on their own with children to take care of, they stay in the relationship, badly wanting to serve God, but tied to a man who doesn’t see the need to make a wife of her.
Others find the lure of the world too much to give up. They can’t turn their backs on the parties, the hot life and all the things that come with it.
A lot of people erroneously believe that they have all the time in the world to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Time after time they harden their hearts to the message of salvation thinking that they will make that commitment another day. The sad reality is that many never get the chance to secure their souls. Some walk outside and get struck by a car, taking their lives; others are shot and killed.
I am not predicting gloom and doom, but the reality is that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. It is better to make use of the chance to save our souls while the opportunity is there.
Many people stand on the sidelines mocking believers who are living for Christ. They claim they only have one life to live and so they are living it to the fullest. They think Christians are missing out on ‘the good things’ saying they serve God.
But the bible as Hebrew 2 verse 3 says: “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” It would be unfair for saints to be living a godly life while sinners just romp their way into heaven.
If you have not thought about eternity, then now is a good time to reflect on the life you are living. Make your life count for something. There is coming a day when every tub will have to sit on its own bottom; we will all have to give account for the way we have lived our lives.
God is pleading to you as someone who loves you now—but He will not always be this way. One day He will be your judge, the One whose wrath you will have to face. Remember: “it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” – Hebrews 10:31.
Take Him as your friend…while there is still time.