For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
There’s an old story told about three apprentice devils who were taking their final exam in front of Satan.
“Before I let you loose in the world,” Satan said, “I need to know what deceitful message you are going to whisper in the ears of people so that they end up here in hell.”
“That’s easy,” said the first devil. “I’ll tell them there is no heaven.”
“That won’t work,” said Satan. “Whenever people look at the beauty of the earth and feel the wonders of creation, they know that heaven exists. FAIL!”
“I’ll tell them that there’s no hell,” said the second devil.
“That won’t work either,” said Satan. “The world is full of so much pain and suffering, injustice and cruelty that people know hell exists as a place of punishment for the unrepentant and wicked. FAIL!”
The third devil thought for a moment and then said, “I’ll tell them that there’s no hurry.”
“EXCELLENT!” Satan declared. “People will be fooled into believing that there’s plenty of time to change. Hell will overflow with lost souls! PASS!”
And the angel said: “There will be no more delay!”
Are we ready for Christ’s Return if He comes back today?
Dear Lord I pray that we would not delay in sharing Your love with those in our life. We pray that our eyes would be open and our hearts ready to share Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.