Time for Decision!
you this day whom ye will serve. Joshua 24:15.
Today the world is mad: an insanity is upon men and women, and is hurrying
them on to eternal ruin. Every species of indulgence prevails, and men have
become so infatuated with vice that they will not listen to warnings or appeals.
says to the people of the earth, "Choose you this day whom ye will serve."
All are now deciding their eternal destiny. Men need to be aroused to realize
the solemnity of the time, the nearness of the day when human probation shall
be ended. God gives no man a message that it will be five years or ten years
or twenty years before this earth's history shall close. He would not give
any living being an excuse for delaying the preparation for His appearing.
He would have no one say, as did the unfaithful servant, "My lord delayeth
his coming;" for this leads to reckless neglect of the opportunities
and privileges given to prepare us for that great day. Everyone who claims
to be a servant of God is called to do His service as if each day might be
the last. . . .
the speedy appearing of the Son of man in the clouds of heaven with power
and great glory. Put not off that day. . . . Here is the great burden to be
carried by each one. Are my sins forgiven? Has Christ, the burden-bearer,
taken away my guilt? Have I a clean heart, purified by the righteousness of
Jesus Christ? Woe be to any soul who is not seeking a refuge in Christ. Woe
be to all who shall in any way divert the mind from the work, and cause any
soul to be less vigilant now. . . .
work from which the mind should not be diverted is the consideration of our
personal standing in the sight of God. Are our feet on the Rock of Ages? Are
we hiding ourselves in the only Refuge? The storm is coming, relentless in
its fury. Are we prepared to meet it? Are we one with Christ as He is one
with the Father? Are we heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ? . . .
of Christ is to be our character. We are to be transformed by the renewing
of our hearts. Here is our only safety. Nothing can separate a living Christian
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