Are You Putting Off Salvation?

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”

Isaiah 55:6

Ponder This

Somebody told a parable of the devil and his demons in the caverns of darkness, as they were planning how to damn the world. One of the demons who was very clever said, “Let’s just tell the people there’s no God. Then they won’t prepare to meet God.” And the devil said, “No, that won’t work. Only fools don’t believe in God. That’ll only damn a few.” Someone else said, “I have an idea. Let’s tell them the Bible is not the Word of God.” The devil said, “Well, some will believe that. But the Bible has such self-authenticity about it, and the fulfilled prophecy reveals the truth of the Bible. It will be hard to get men not to believe the Bible’s the Word of God. That’ll only get a few. Isn’t there a better plan?” Another said, “Let’s deny the deity of Christ. Let’s fill the pulpits with liberal preachers who pretend to preach the Bible, but never preach the blood atonement, the Virgin Birth, and the full deity of Christ.” The devil said, “That’s a good plan, and I’ll see to it that I have some preachers like that. But I need something more.” Finally, a demon stood who was known for his wicked wisdom and malevolence. All the halls of Hell grew quiet to listen to what he had to say. He said, “Here’s my plan. We will admit there’s a God. We will admit that the Bible is the Word of God. And we will tell people that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And, furthermore, we’ll tell them they need to be saved. But not today.” And a cheer went up in the halls of Hell. And Satan said, “With that tool, I will be able to damn the souls of millions.”

  • Regarding spiritual things, what are you tempted to believe you can put off until tomorrow?
  • In what way is God giving you a sense of urgency today?

Practice This

Consider the things of the faith you may be putting off. Respond to God without delay.