We were in a small boat on the far side of the lake and the fish were biting when we heard a rumble of thunder in the distance. Looking up, we saw a mass of dark clouds in the west.
I ignored the suggestion of my fishing partner that it might be wise to start back to the cottage – I wanted to keep fishing. Then it happened! The storm was suddenly upon us. We tried to start the motor but it wouldn’t go! My friend tried to row, but the rain came in sheets and the waves tossed our little aluminum boat. We survived, but I learned a lesson. Don’t delay when a storm is brewing.
Another type of storm is coming – a day of judgment. It may seem far off, and you don’t feel you have to hurry to prepare. You may be in good health and in the prime of life. But listen, the storm may come upon you unexpectedly.
Proverb 1 says that disaster will strike the person who foolishly ignores all warnings (v. 27). And the author of Hebrews warned, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (9:27).
To heed God’s warnings is true wisdom. Have you sought shelter in Christ? If you haven’t, it’s time to stop “fishing” and seek safety before it’s too late. Turn from your sin to Christ. Do so today. – Martin R. De Haan, M.D.
Oh, turn to Christ while still you may;
Too late, it soon will be –
A glorious life you then will have
Throughout eternity. – Anon.
Those who reject Christ as Savior will face Him as Judge.
- April 23, Vol. 11, Our Daily Bread