While It Is Still Today

"Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.  You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.  For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ."  Hebrews 3:12-14

It's been a crazy day.

Coronavirus, blizzard, water main break, stock market plunge, and the list goes on.  I'm sure you could add your own personal circumstances and struggles to this list.  But, for those of us who follow Jesus, there is still joy.  There will always be joy.

Do you have joy in your heart today, the same as when you first believed in Jesus?

I decided to follow Jesus at the tender age of five years.  He has always been very real to me.  But there have been times in life that my evil heart has pushed Him away, and I have turned to my own way, my own sinful way.

Each second of sin is such a waste.

The verse above reminds us to be careful, to warn each other every day, while it is still today.

So, I'm sounding the alarm!  And, it is a loving alarm.

How is your own heart today?  Is it soft and tender, believing in Him as a little child?  Or, are some adjustments needed?  If adjustments are needed, don't put them off another moment.  Make those adjustments now, today.

Jesus spoke a great deal about today.  When He saw Zacchaeus in the tree He said, “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today” (Luke 19:5).  In speaking about the change in Zacchaeus' life, He said, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham" (Luke 19:9).  And, when weeping over Jerusalem, He said, “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace.  But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes" (Luke 19:42).

Oh, our Jesus is so wonderful.  It's hard to understand how so many cannot see Him and His peace is hidden from their eyes.

I don't know about you, but as Zach Williams sings, I've got an old church choir singing in my soul.  And, that song keeps getting louder.  I pray that nothing ever steals my joy--or yours.

Will you soften your heart to seek Him while He may be found?  Will you tell others of His goodness?  Will you tell them it is Jesus who makes the difference in you . . . while it is still today?

Remember what it says: “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled” (Hebrews 3:15).

Goodnight, Runners.

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