Many activities have time limits
I remember teachers saying: “Time’s up. Close your booklets. Put down your pen. Hand in your exam.”
Fans watch the clock count down to the end of the game.
People watch the ball marking the time left to the new year.
Spiritual time limits
Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. (Hebrews 3:7-8)
When people die, the time is up to come to belief in Jesus Christ. If someone doesn’t believe, they die in their sins. Period. The time is up.
Unless you believe that I Am, you will die in your sins. (John 8:24)
For unbelievers, time is running out. Jesus said the fields are ripe for harvest. We need to feel urgency for those who aren’t in God’s kingdom.
Beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:38)
And we ourselves must go as directed, and speak as prompted.
During our lives, there are also time limits.
For us, if we hear His voice calling us to repent of some sin or directing us to some action, we need to hear Him and obey. We can harden our hearts against our Lord’s call, which is sin.
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17)
Let’s don’t become dull of hearing. (Hebrews 5:11)
Father, please make us sensitive to Your voice. Please help us listen. Please help us know the right thing to do, and do it!
See also The Last Knock.