Thought For Today - September 27
If perchance someone may be reading these lines who is not a Christian, and does not know what it means to be saved, and you do not have the joy of fellowship with our wonderful Lord and savior Jesus Christ, you ought to stop right where you are and consider the alternatives.
It is possible to have a pearl of great price slip through your fingers and be lost to you forever, and it is possibe to be so close to much treasure, and yet to lose or neglect it all.
Perhaps a wife or husband, a mother or father, or a son or a daughter has been praying for your salvation. Perhaps they have very lovingly told you of Jesus and his power to save. Perhaps they have very patiently and kindly explained to you God’s simple plan of salvation. It may be that at times the Holy Spirit has tugged at your heart and you have been almost persuaded to believe and confess your sins and call upon Christ to save you, almost but not yet, another time perhaps, when I am older, after I have exhausted all the temporary pleasures of a worldly lifestyle; almost persuaded to believe and trust Jesus, almost, but still lost.
You, no doubt, have heard the gospel preached at church, or on the radio, or television, or from literature such as you are now reading, and yet you continue to neglect your salvation.
My dear friend or relative, whoever you may be, millions throughout the ages have tried and tested the word of God and have found it to be sure and steadfast and trustworthy. The word of God teaches us that it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment. All must stand before God and give an account for what he did with God’s greatest gift to mankind, his only begotten son, the Lord Jesus Christ - That whosoever should believe on him and call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
My friend, the only alternative to being saved is to be lost, and to be lost does not mean cessation of existence or annihilation, but it means to spend eternity in an eternal hell, separated from God and saved loved ones forever.
“How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?” Hebrews 2: 3,4.
If you have neglected your salvation, won’t you please reconsider before it is eternally too late?
Posted by Telehelp Publications - From the book - "Morning thoughts And Meditations"
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