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Why You Should Not Wait for Tomorrow

  • Jim Daly Jim Daly is president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive.
  • 2012 Nov 12

Posted by Jim_Daly Nov 9, 2012

Dr. R.G. Lee was the longtime pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, Tenn., once the home of our late friend and Focus Board member, Dr. Adrian Rogers.

Dr. Lee is perhaps best known for his sermon, Payday Someday, which he preached over 1,000 times.

The following excerpt comes from a message titled, God’s Cure for the World’s Worst Disease.

Some messages are timeless:


The time is NOW.

'Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart" (Heb. 4:7).

But so many say, "Tomorrow."

Tomorrow is the philosophy of fools, the subterfuge of procrastination, the day you may never have.

Tomorrow is a ship in which many have gone to shipwreck, a lamp that failed and left many in eternal darkness, a guillotine that has beheaded the hopes of Heaven for many, a key that has locked many in dungeons of despair, an inexorable jailor that has imprisoned many behind Hell's bars.

Tomorrow is the road that has often led to the House of Never.

Tomorrow, a word never written in the almanac of Time, may be too late to win that friend or loved one or neighbor to faith in Christ.

Tomorrow, always written in Satan's almanac, may toe too late to brighten the dark road which some with fear and trembling travel.

Tomorrow, a rock whitened by the bones of mariners wrecked thereon, may be too late to lighten the load beneath which someone staggers.

Tomorrow, the floating island of Lochlomond which none has ever seen, may be too late to extend the helping hand and to supply the weapons somebody needs in life's battle.

Tomorrow, the idiot's cup in which is the sorcery of death may be too late to lift one who today is in the miry clay of the horrible pit.

Tomorrow, the pot of gold at the root of the rainbow may be too late to keep someone from Hell.

Tomorrow, the lost key to the treasure chest which nobody claims, may 'be too late to become a fisher of men.

Tomorow is a dream — a delusion!

"Boast not thyself of tomorrow!"

Life is too short to say, "Tomorrow."

Wisdom disclaims the word, nor holds society with those who use it.

"Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation" (II Cor. 6:2) — and he that believeth NOW on the Son has everlasting life.

As a Christian, will you Now forsake the vain things that charm you most?

Are you willing to decrease that Christ may increase until He fills the whole of your horizon?

Will you say goodbye to preoccupation of every kind?

Will you serve with zeal for Christ's honor and the conversion of men?

Will you help perpetuate His rescuing and redeeming activities?


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