Later, God

“I can do that later.  Don’t bother me now.  I’ll have time tomorrow.”  Later is a great word, isn’t it?  It’s full of unused time.  There is peace and opportunity in later, isn’t there.  The problem is that for so many people later never comes.  Procrastination is the act of putting something off.  Maybe it’s that call to your mother.  How about a trip to the dentist?  These aren’t necessarily bad things, but for one reason or another we don’t want to do them.  The problem is that so often when we put problems off, they don’t get better.  How’s that sound coming along that hear from your car?  The one that sounds like grinding in the front driver’s side wheel.  Those sounds don’t go away on their own.

This idea of later is especially true when it comes to our God.  There are innumerable good things in life that we can use as an excuse.  It’s not difficult to become too busy for God.  Our Lord offers one example after another in the gospel of Luke.  The problem is that people see God like that trip to the dentist.  The problem is that these are spiritual matters with eternal consequences.  Spiritual matters aren’t less important.  These are more important than your tooth ache or your squeaky wheel.

The reason is two-fold.  First, you don’t know when you will die.  It’s that simple.  One day – possibly today – God will demand your life from you.  You cannot refuse.  The second reason is that you can’t just walk up to God any time that you like!  Want to hear more?  Watch this weeks lesson from our Bible class series Not Sorry: Apologetics.

Please click HERE for the Bible class slides.