The Time For Choosing Is Nearing An End – Sunday Thought For The Day
As a minister, I take the calling God has placed upon my life seriously. But, even more important to me than my calling, is my intractable belief in the unequivocal and immutable Word of God. Thus, it truly breaks my heart as I observe so many who claim to be Christians, who are little more than occasional or perfunctory churchgoers wholly absorbed by this world.
We literally weep for our unsaved friends and family members every Tuesday evening during our prayer ministry. But, alas it is a decision made by those who have rejected Jesus Christ as God’s only means of Salvation.
I have close friends and associates who reject the warning of Christ in His Olivet Discourse. Not only have most of them never sat down with a bible and read same, but the very idea of a day of horrific judgment awaiting them is as alien to them as the idea was to the people in Noah’s day.
The length of time it factually took Noah to build the Ark notwithstanding, there is one undeniable fact. For the entire period of time it was being built the people were aware that said was taking place. Tragically, then, just as it has become today, the warning that a horrible end awaited those who chose to ignore God’s warning of impending judgment was completely dismissed in favor of pleasure and self-indulgence.
It is painful to watch one’s friends, family, and colleagues ignore the warning of Christ that He will return like a thief in the night to gather His own, and great judgement will fall upon those left behind. If you are truly a born-again Christian, it should pain your heart to watch your friends, family, and others stumble through life wrongly believing they have some form of self-righteousness that God will accept apart from what His immutable Word clearly says. Why would anyone knowingly and purposely gamble their life for an eternity of undefinable suffering, when they can know for certain their salvation? Why would anyone who claims to have accepted Christ as their Savior, not tell their unsaved family, friends, and colleagues about their need for Jesus?
Matthew 24:36-51 KJV
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here