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Enjoy the day the Lord has made

Do you know there are less than 118 days till Christmas? I’m sure you needed to hear this but it leads me to my topic: How have you used this past year? Time is something we see go by but can never get back. We wonder where has the time gone by when considering our age, the ages of our children and even grandchildren? Where did the time go when I looked in the mirror and saw a young man with dark brown hair and now I see my Dad looking at me?

Jeremiah 8:20 “The harvest is past, the summer is ended and we are not saved.” The weeping prophet, Jeremiah, has been warning his people to turn away from evil and return to God. It seems no matter how hard he cried out the people would just not listen. They are running out of time. Repentance seems more and more unlikely for those who should be seeking God and listening to the Prophet of God.

We can ask the same question today:

When will people turn from evil and return to God? “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14. Many of us use this verse in lessons and desire for all to obey. Maybe we need to use our time being the example God wants us to be instead of worrying how bad the world has become. Jeremiah was warning his people but also living to please God. Remember, James says that “So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.” Regardless of the season we find ourselves, salvation must be first on our minds. I mentioned 118 days till Christmas but how long until you turn your life over to God? We know time is a precious commodity, don’t waste it ! II Corinthians 6:2“… today is the day of salvation.” Let’s live so people see the reflection of our Savior when they look at us.

Enjoy the day the Lord has made.

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)

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