God does not inadvertently put a person or a people to a great task without testing them fully to ascertain their readiness. Commencing with Exodus 5, and culminating in Numbers 14, Israel faced ten tests of readiness. They failed every test which landed them in the wilderness for decades. The same thing can happen today to nations, churches, and individuals. Don’t let it happen to you.
The most important part of any day is that of centering our attention upon Jesus. Looking into the face of our problems without first looking into the face of our Savior is bound to result in personal defeat. We cannot survive in a world of darkness without taking extended periods of time to bathe in the light.
If you met God today, would that meeting be favorable? I certainly hope so. However, is there any way to be sure? Of course, there is, but how? Well, you don’t have to die to make that discovery. You can know right now. In fact, you can enjoy a favorable meeting with God every day. Check it out.
Technology has not changed the tendencies of man. Time has marched on, but humankind has remained humankind. The advent of the space age has neither alleviated nor lessened man’s greatest dread. The centuries have not erased the terrible bondage that plagues us and makes us slaves. The fear of death remains the most formidable nemesis for many. As someone has said: One out of every one dies.
It may be your life, but God’s fingerprints are all over it. He created each of us, then turned us loose with the incredible optimism that we would come back to Him. He is jealous for our love and devotion. He is jealous for us infinitely and intimately. He has been jealous for us from the moment of our birth to the moment we walked away in sin. Anyone who has packed a bag somewhere along the line and has been shacking-up in a distant land, so to speak, just leave whatever you packed and come-on back home.