4-3-2017

Scriptural Truth – Don’t Hit The Snooze

 

If you’re like me an alarm clock with the bells, buzzer or beeper are considered outdated and for many have been discarded. Our go to wake up alarm is our smart phone. It allows us to wake up to music, a ringtone, beeps or bells. One of the greatest features of the smart phone is the ability to just tap the screen and the snooze setting kicks in allowing us a few more minutes to lay in bed. Using a snooze button on our phone or alarm clock does not stop the world, however it can make us late to work, school or wherever we may be going. From a spiritual standpoint we need to consider carefully about hitting the snooze button of our souls. We all know death is certain, our life is terminal (Hebrews 9:27). Our time on this earth is relatively short, like a vapor as James would describe in (James 4:14). There is also a time in which the world will end and time will be no more. There will be no more snoozing time and our fate will be sealed (2 Peter 3:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; Matthew 24:35–36). Many people die sooner than they expect to. In our minds we see days well in advance and think in terms of having seventy plus years to live. Spiritually speaking many think they have plenty of opportunities to hit the snooze button and then one day decide to get up and take care of spiritual matters. Notice the following. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10). If at the end, we are found in a continual state of sin, Jesus will utter those bone-chilling words, “Depart from me, I never knew you” (Matthew 7:23). Jesus has sounded the alarm. He has called us all by His gospel to wake up, get up, and stay up. “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:14). We must all wake up and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4; Romans 10:17). We must humble ourselves before the throne of God in submission to his will. Sadly, too many of us continue to hit the snooze button of our souls. We live and worship not is spirit and truth but according to our own thoughts and ways. There is no tomorrow for our souls salvation, no time to tap the snooze button we must not sleep as others (1 Thessalonians 5:6–8). Are you awake and ready? Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.

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