So What Are You Waiting For

13 March 2012

So…What Are You Waiting For?

Christian Bible Teaching By Sharon Hood
March 9, 2012

Luke 12:40 “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

We all know someone that battles with procrastination?  I’ve heard this statement too many times. I’ll do it tomorrow.  I just can’t get to it today but next week I’ll be up to it.  Just wait and see I will get to it, I work better under pressure.

Do you recall the story in the Bible that Jesus tells about procrastination and its end result.  In this story He is talking about the necessity of being prepared for His second return.  He uses a wedding as the setting and there are wise and foolish women waiting for the bridegroom to show up after dark.  They all have lamps with them, but half of their lamps are out of oil.  Realizing their mistake, they asked the women with plenty of oil to share with them.  The wise women refused and tell them they go buy their own.  While the women Jesus calls “foolish” are gone to buy their oil, the bridegroom shows up and the ones who are prepared for Him go into the wedding feast.  The foolish women come back and cannot get into the wedding feast.

Jesus ends the story with this:  Matthew 25:13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”

Now the question once again, “What are YOU waiting for?” Are you procrastinating in making a decision to follow Christ?  Do you need to decide to serve Him completely, with your whole heart?

1 Thessalonians 5:2 “For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.”

Have you told yourself you will get around to it “tomorrow”?  Well guess what?  This is tomorrow.  I suggest you procrastinate no longer.  Get that oil in your lamp while you still have the opportunity.  Soon the day will come when tomorrow is no more.  It will be too late and many will be on the outside looking in.  You don’t know – that day could be “tomorrow.”

All my love Sharon

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