Hebrews 4: Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7 God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
There is a sense of urgency in that word, “Today.” The devil loves procrastination. He puts it in our minds that we can put off until tomorrow God’s call to repentance and faith today. I’ll read my bible tomorrow; I don’t have time today. Someday when I settle down I’ll start going to church. Someday never comes when you keep putting off God’s call to repentance and faith today. The gospel call is always for TODAY!
When we encourage others in their walk of faith, it’s important to convey that sense of urgency. We don’t necessarily have “all the time in the world.” That day is coming closer when Jesus will come with his holy angels and judge the living and the dead. You don’t get a second chance.
Whom do you know that you can encourage in their walk with Jesus today? Satan wants you to put off having that conversation with that friend or family member. Think. If Jesus comes tomorrow, whom can I encourage today with the urgent invitation of the gospel?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, always help me to make the most of every opportunity, knowing that the time is short and the night is coming when no one can work. Give me the urgency of heart to encourage someone today while it is still called, “Today.” I ask this in your name. Amen.