“He that shall come, will come, and will not tarry…”
Read Hebrews 10:32-39
One day the Lord Jesus will return, which will bring great joy to His people. As we saw yesterday, they wait expectantly for Him. But now we read further on, “If we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge, there remaineth no more sacrifice”, but fearful judgement (Hebrews 10:26-31). When someone transgressed the law in the Old Testament, they were severely punished. For example, those that cursed were stoned to death. Think of how often we use the name of the Lord thoughtlessly. If punishment was already severe in the Old Testament, how much more thorough it will be for those who reject Jesus Christ today.
Consider how often the Lord has invited you to come to Him, even as He does today. He calls you, “Turn to Me and be saved.” How dreadful to let such callings just pass by. Do not neglect them! Fall on your knees and say, “O God, be merciful to me the sinner.” If we continue to neglect Christ, it will be dreadful to fall into the hands of the living God. Shall that day be most terrible for us, or will we look forward to it longingly? We know for sure that He is coming back, but not when it will be. “For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry” (Hebrews 10:37).
Are you looking forward to Christ’s return? Or are you dreading it? Why?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Education Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: [email protected]