Wednesday, April 1, 2020
While He may be Found
“Now is the time to seek the LORD.” Hosea 10:12 NLT
This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which means “to open.” With all the buds and blossoms now opening, we have arrived at the gates of the flowery time of year. Reader, if you are not yet saved, may your heart—like the universal awakening of nature—be opened to receive the Lord. Every blossoming flower warns you that “now is the time to seek the LORD.” Do not be out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires. Do you tell me that the warm blood of youth surges through your veins? Then, I beg you, give your strength to the Lord. It was an unspeakable happiness to be called in my early youth, and I gladly praise the Lord every day for it. Salvation is priceless whenever it comes, but an early salvation has double value. Young men and women, since you could die before you reach your prime, “Now is the time to seek the LORD.” You who are feeling the first signs of decline, pay special attention: that cough and fever are warnings you should not ignore. With you indeed, “Now is the time to seek the LORD.” Did I observe a little grey in your once luxurious hair? Years are moving quickly, and death is marching nearer; let the return of spring rouse you to set your house in order. Dear reader, if you are now of an advanced age, let me urge you to delay no longer. This is a season of grace for you—be thankful for that, but realize it is a limited time that grows shorter with every tick of the clock. As you read quietly on this first night of another month, I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink. From the depths of my soul, as God’s servant, I lay before you this warning: “Now is the time to seek the LORD.” Don’t disregard that work! This may be your last call to avoid destruction, the final syllable from the lips of grace. - C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening
We are certainly moving rapidly towards what the Apostles have referred to as "the last hour".
Dear readers really take to heart what Spurgeon is imploring.
Right now a fantastic gift in the midst of this global crisis to each of us is this: time.
Time. God has cleared the calendar of practically everyone. Granting that there would be more time to seek Him while He may be found.
So stop your being frustrated or frightened by this virus. Ask God whatever you will. He's there.
Also too, my dear reader as this is the soon to be last hour....make sure that Jesus is your Savior. It's not enough to believe that He exists. Demons believe that He exists. Make sure of your Salvation. Don't guess. Know.
It's very clear that this virus was permitted by God to happen to the world. He permitted it for a reason. That Scripture must be fulfilled.
Be sure before you take another step. Millions believed they had a today and yet did not. None of us is guaranteed a tomorrow.