My friends, time is drifting by and sooner than you expect, it will end. It is time that each of us must re-evaluate our life and begin to take what we profess seriously. Frankly, it is almost impossible to get people to pay any attention to things that really matter. But very soon you must understand that your personal relationship to Jesus is the only thing that really matters! It must take priority over everything else because no one can afford to live or die under the dissatisfaction of our God.
Give me one example of a modern device that can save you from His judgment. Tell me where you are going to find security. Is your philosophy going to help you? Your personal opinion? Is your political views going to matter? Does it really matter whether you choose a Vegan life style or choose to eat the best steak in town? No! No to all of them! Only Christ can help you, and as Tozer was fond of saying, “His aid is as old as man’s sin and man’s need.” Quit fooling yourself. We must learn to trust our Lord completely! We must carry our cross daily! We must love our God and our fellow men and be willing to lay down our lives for both. We must fulfill our commission as ambassadors of Christ with the people we live with and those we work with. We must continue to grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our God and as Tozer encouraged, “come at last to our end like a ripe shock of corn at harvest time!” These are the only things that really matter!
I remember a observation Solomon made, “What do people get from all of their hard work and struggles under the sun?” (Ecclesiastes 2:22). What we must realize that our trust in Christ cannot be done leisurely and without complete sincerity. We must carry our cross daily. We must love our God. We must fulfill our commission as ambassadors of Christ. And we must grow in grace and in the knowledge and understanding of our God and come at last to our end “like a ripe shock of corn at harvest time.” Amen!
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