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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Foolishness of Later

February 12

(Luke 12:16-21 NIV) “And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. {17} He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' {18} "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.{19} And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." {20} "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' {21} "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."

Many people today put things off and think, “I’ll do something about that later.” But “later” never seems to arrive. The truth is, “later” is the domain of fools. The road to hell is paved with procrastination. Life and death wait for no one. They just keep happening. Time keeps moving even as we are waiting. We have no guarantee of tomorrow. We must seize the opportunity when the star rises. We must make our move when the angel speaks. We must stand up and follow Jesus when He passes by. We must hear Him and respond to Him… in His time, not ours. We are foolish to think we can take our time in coming to Christ or following Him. Time does not belong to us. Our times are in His hands. Our days are numbered on His calendar. Today is the day. Now is the time to give yourself and all you have to God. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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