"And take heed to yourselves ... and cares of this life" (Luke 21:34)
In a day when judgments are soon to come upon the earth, we are often warned by doctors that we eat too much - and that we worry too much. More of us suffer from mental illness than suffer from major physical illnesses.
In our self-centered lives, even those who are professing believers are prone to think they will hear the trumpets of woe in time to do something about all this. But at that time, it will be too late!
The voice of God is a quiet voice. The voice of God's love and grace is constant - never strident, never compulsive. God has sent His messengers to every generation. He has spoken urgently and faithfully through His prophets, through the concerns of preachers and evangelists, even through the sweet voices of the gospel singers. Further, God has spoken through witnessing men and women: plain, sincere, loving men and women transformed by a spiritual birth which is from above.
This voice of God we hear in this day of grace - the voice of the Saviour calling wandering sinners home.
Loving Father, I am humbled that You have called me, a hopeless sinner, to Yourself. Enable me to reach out today to someone who has been putting You off. Amen
~A. W. Tozer~