I was a big fan of the M.A.S.H. TV Show. The the reruns ran backtobacktoback
for a while playing from 5:00 to 6:30 every weekday. The thing about watching reruns is you know whats going
to happen in future episodes. Colonel Henry Blake was always talking about what he was going to do
when he got home from the war. He basically put his life on hold until that time. If you are a fan
MASH like I was, you know Henry Blake never made it home. I would find myself saying to him as I
was watching the show “live your life now, you don’t have tomorrow.” NET
God has that view of us. He knows how many tomorrows we have. In a certain sense He is
probably saying to us, you are spending your time foolishly. Don’t bank on an uncertain tomorrow,
today is the day. The book of Hebrews talks a lot about “Today.” Many people procrastinate their way
into hell. Tomorrow I’ll get right with God. I have heard it said “the road to hell is paved with good
intentions.” Every time someone hears to voice of God and ignores it they harden themselves toward
God a little bit, until they eventually reach the point of no return. Hebrews 3:15 As it says, “Oh, that
today you would listen as he speaks! Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
In Exodus chapters 7 and 8 we see four times that Pharaoh hardened his heart. Then in starting in
chapter 9 The Lord hardens Pharaoh’s heart. Pharaoh started the hardening and God finished it.
Pharaoh saw the miracles from God but refused to believe, even when the truth was undeniable. In a
sense you might say Pharaoh grieved (or sinned against) the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God gave
irrefutable evidence and Pharaoh chose to ignore it. In Genesis 6:3 It says”My Spirit will not contend
with humans forever.”NIV God is very patient with us, but there comes a point where God stops
working in hearts on unbelievers to lead them to salvation. After a person says “I’ll do it tomorrow” so
many times, they run out of tomorrows. TODAY is the day of salvation.
Although this primarily refers to unbelievers, the believer must take this principle to heart as well.
Is there someone you have been meaning to share the Gospel with. TODAY is the day. First
Thessalonians 5:19 tells us “Do not extinguish the Spirit.” NET The parables often remind us of our
need for preparedness and the necessity of taking action at the proper time. We do not know the time
of “The Master’s” return. Matthew 24:4247“
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming,
he would have kept watch and would not have let his
house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour
when you do not expect him.
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in
his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose
master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his
Keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking. The Christian life is like swimming against the current.
If we are not swimming we are loosing ground. Now before you start feeling overwhelmed, remember,
we are using His strength, not our own. Trying to do things in our own strength just tires us out and
accomplishes nothing. But in His strength we accomplish great things and our strength is renewed.
To The Glory Of God