It’s Never Too Late to Start

“Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things?”

Matthew 20:15

In Matthew 20, Jesus told a parable to teach us that it is His prerogative to choose to save people who come to Him late in life. The thief on the cross was saved in the eleventh hour. Just before he died, he turned to Jesus and said, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). Still, you shouldn’t deliberately deny Christ and say to yourself, “I’ll get saved in the eleventh hour,” because you may never get to the eleventh hour. You may die tonight. You may die tomorrow. Your heart may become hardened. But what does Jesus say? He says it is never too late to start and it is always too soon to quit. The workers in Matthew 11 came into the vineyard even in the eleventh hour, which was as soon as they were called. It is better to start and to serve lovingly all day, but it is never too late to start.

  • How does today’s passage remind you that no one is without hope when it comes to trusting Christ?
  • Who have you given up hope on? How does today’s devotion challenge you to keep praying?

ACTION POINT

What is something God has called you to do but you have put off? Respond with action today.