“The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasted greatly.” Zephaniah 1:14.
Let us be shod with the gospel shoes, ready to march at a moment’s notice. Every hour, every minute, is precious. We have no time to spend on self-gratification. All around us, there are souls perishing in sin. Every day there is something to do for our Lord and Master. Every day we are to point souls to the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world.
“Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24:44. Go to your rest at night with every sin confessed. Thus we did when in 1844 we expected to meet our Lord. And now this great event is nearer than when we first believed. Be ye always ready, in the evening, in the morning, and at noon, that when the cry is heard, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him,” you may, even though awakened out of sleep, go forth to meet Him with your lamps trimmed and burning. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 210.
Question to think about:
Is every day an important opportunity for our salvation and the salvation of others?
Are we ready in case Christ would come today?
Do we go to your rest at night with every sin confessed?