Unfinished Business (Luke 23:42)

UnfinishedBusiness 2_peter_3.9__kjv_picture 2 Peter 3.9

At age 99, Leo Plass received his diploma from Eastern Oregon University. He has stopped working on his teaching degree during the 1930s when he left college to earn an income in the logging industry. Seventy-nine years later, he completed the three credits necessary to graduate and resolve this important unfinished business in his life.

Many of us can relate to Leo. Our unfinished business may include apologies left unsaid or, even more important, unfinished spiritual decisions. One of the criminals who was crucified with Jesus needed desperately to make such a decision. Just a few breaths away from eternity, he realized who Jesus was and wanted to be with Him in heaven. He recognized his sin and Jesus’ innocence, and said, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). Jesus replied, “Assuredly… today you will be with Me in Paradise” (v. 43).

God does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9). His offer of salvation is open to anyone, regardless of age, health, or stage in life. His offer is open to you. Don’t delay receiving Jesus as Savior (2 Corinthians 6:2). Resolve this important, unfinished business, and you’ll look forward to eternity with Him. – Jennifer Benson Schuldt

Tune after time, He has waited before,

And now He is waiting again

To see if you’re willing to open the door;

Oh, how He wants to come in! – Carmichael

To be saved here means to be safe hereafter.

  • June 12, Vol. 21, Our Daily Bread
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