WEDNESDAY October 24, 2018
God’s Judgment Revealed
And he said, “What is the word that the Lord spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that He said to you.” Then Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the Lord. Let Him do what seems good to Him.”
1 Samuel 3:17-18
Eli recognized something was wrong, so he questioned Samuel. He wanted to know what the Lord had said to him. The Lord was no longer speaking to Eli, but he knew God was now speaking to Samuel. Perhaps Eli thought God was going to send a blessing?
Eli had come to a place in his life where he became so callous. What was God trying to tell him to do? What was God looking for in Eli’s life? Repentance! Notice that when Samuel told Eli the bad news, we see once more Eli’s poor character. He still had no repentance; instead, he had an indifferent attitude, “Oh well, whatever happens––happens.” Sad!
How many times do people come to the same place and attitude in their lives as Eli? Have you ever thought, “Oh well, whatever happens, will happen? I will take God’s judgment like a man!” Have you failed to repent before the Lord? Understand, God will try to get your attention and speak to your heart. Make sure you do not let your heart grow callous; you need to listen and repent while there is still time.
Never put off repentance. Remember you are never guaranteed tomorrow––think about it.
What insanity is it that persuades multitudes to defer the effort to repent till their death-beds? Do they imagine that when they are so weak that they can no longer turn their bodies they will have strength to turn their souls from sin? Far sooner could they turn themselves
back to perfect physical health.
~A. W. Pink~
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