People often say that one of these days they are going to start reading the Bible or start going to church or start getting their lives on the right track.
The sincerity of these people should not be in doubt because they do mean to look into these things one day.
Sadly, however, that day never comes for so many because they allow other things to fill their minds and time. Life happens, and calendars are filled in with all kinds of things. In the process, making time for Bible study often gets left out.
We all should remember that life is but for a little while. James wrote, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14).
As the years go by, it seems the days and months pass faster and faster. One minute it’s New Year’s Eve, and the next minute it’s Christmas again and we wonder where the time went.
Studying the Bible needs to be put on everyone’s calendar. Why not start today? Pick up a copy of the Bible if you do not have one, and start learning about God’s love for you.
Some find it hard to believe that God would be concerned about them, but he is. He cares for everything and everybody (Matt. 6:25-30).
God has blessed us with so many things – both physically and spiritually. But if we never take the time to learn about these things, we will miss the greatest blessing, which is salvation in Christ.
Learn about the church that Christ built and for which he died: “And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18).
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).
Learn how God wants you to prepare for the end of this short life. His desire is that all should be saved. He allowed man to crucify his son; this was in his plan for our salvation (Acts 2:23).
The Bible gives us examples of how people in the first century obeyed the Gospel and were saved – Acts 2:37,38; Acts 8:4-13; 26-39; Acts 9:1-20; 22:6-16; Acts16:13-15, 23-34.
It also tells man that he must remain faithful to God no matter what (I Cor. 15: 1-4; Rev. 2:10).
You might still say, “Well, one of these days I will study the Bible, but I am just too busy right now.”
Just remember that one day this life will be over, and there will be no more tomorrows.
As the Hebrew writer said, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Heb. 9:27).
Make your start today.