Tyranny of the Immediate August 2, 2016

Jeff Keane, in the cartoon “Family Circus” presents a little guy crouched on his heels watching a line of ants. Called by his mother, he says, “I can’t come, Mommy until I figure out where all these guys are going.” Obviously, obeying Mom was secondary to his interest at that time. And many of us also allow the tyranny of the immediate to cause neglect of the more important. God says, “Now is the day of salvation, now is the accepted time.” Often our response is “Sometime later Lord, right now I’m busy with my job, my pleasures and my possessions.” This was the case with King Agrippa in the Bible. When presented with Christ’s claims on his life, by Paul, he responded, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” Paul then earnestly urged Agrippa to be “altogether” persuaded, to make that vital decision.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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