_”Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To-day, after so long a time; as it is said, To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”_(Hebrews 4:7)
According to the world’s mortality rate, multitude of people die across the world in every minute. Had it been that they could delay the date of their death by any means, they would have gladly done so. One undeniable thing that is worth noting about all these people who are passing away is that, not all of them could live their lives according to the Voice of God.
Obviously, some of them have their lives to Jesus Christ, walked in the light of His Word and finally entered into their rest after death. On the contrary, others did not allow the Voice of God to show them the way to eternal rest in Heaven: that is the more reason why they will also be in eternal disaster after death. Success in life is based on man’s ability to pay heed to the Voice of God which is His Word.
*Procrastination is the thief of time.* There are some people who keep on postponing their repentance, while others have professed Jesus Christ as their Lord without following His Word. It is very dangerous for us to live without overcoming our weaknesses as Christians. Time is not on our side at all. There are some people who wished to hear the Voice that we are hearing today but they didn’t. As Christians, we hear the Word of God every day on so many platforms but due to hardened hearts, we procrastinate the time we will need to turn away from what the Word detests.
None of us will have any excuse to give because the Voice of God comes with His Spirit to assist every man to obey Him. We shouldn’t forget that we can die at any moment from now, even as we read this. A hardened heart is the one which has rebelled against the Voice of God, and is always unwilling to accept any transformation. In fact, it is an indication which can lead one into seared conscience and apostasy.
In obeying this Voice, we have to close our ears to any other voice and get the full concentration to live for a divine purpose. He who hears this Voice will not be as a reprobate, whose heart cannot be fit for any good message. One who despises this Voice and rather gives so much attention to other voices, is a failure and disappointment to life.
*PRAYER*: Let your voice penetrate my soul and quicken me to act obediently, Oh Lord Jesus. *AMEN*