While Paul was discussing righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for now, and when I have an opportunity, I will send for you.” — Acts 24:25 NET
This the way men are continually acting. They hear the truth and feel its power–but put off action. Felix was not true to his own best interests. He was not honest with himself. He saw the wrong in his own life; he had a glimpse of the judgment; he was terrified; he knew what he ought to do–yet he put the matter off. He did not doubt the truth of what Paul said, he did not actually reject the Savior Paul offered; he merely postponed action. Some other time, he would find it more convenient to adjust his life to the requisite condition.
This is a well-trodden highway, and there always are thousands upon it. They believe the Word of God, and are terrified when they think of the solemn facts of eternity. They mean to turn and be saved–but they put it off. There will be a more convenient season by and by. It is a terribly mistaken way to go. The best time to repent and be saved–is always NOW. A more convenient season will never come. Countless thousands have been lost by saying tomorrow when they should have said today.
Daily Comfort - December 2
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