Friday, September 27, 2019

Daily Devotion: Procrastination

Bible Reading: Proverbs 27

Key Verse: Verse 1 - “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Key Words: Boast not thyself of tomorrow

From time to time, we all procrastinate; but when procrastination is a way of life for us it is a glaring fault that hinders our testimony as a believer. But even worse is the putting off of salvation. We are told in II Corinthians 6:2, (“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation.”)

There is an old fable that I remember from years ago that goes something like this, Satan gathered all of his demons together for the purpose of keeping the lost from being saved. Satan said, “Now what lie can I tell them that would cause the unbeliever to put off becoming a Christian?” One demon suggested, “Let’s tell them that the Bible is not true and you can’t trust it.” Satan responded, “That won’t work, anyone with common sense knows the Bible is true.” Then another demon spoke up and said, “Let’s tell them that God isn’t real and that He is a figment of man’s imagination.” Satan again retorted, “Man knows God is real, that won’t work either.” Then another demon said, “Let’s tell them that Jesus doesn’t exist.” Again that met with this response from Satan, “All men know that Jesus lived and is alive today. That won’t work either.” Then one of the smarter demons responded, “Satan, let’s tell them that the Bible is real, and that Jesus does exist, and they can be saved. But why do it today when you’ve got tomorrow?” “Great idea!” said Satan. And so it’s gone on down through the years, “You can get saved, just don’t do it today.”

Well, I say, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

What to do:
✞ Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can and should do today.
✞ Remember, procrastination is a glaring fault that will damage your testimony.

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