1 Samuel 21:1-22:23; Isaiah 61:1-11; Romans 6:1-14
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of
salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2
King William III offered protection to all Scottish clan chiefs
who swore allegiance before January 1, 1692. “Letters of fire and
sword” were drawn up to punish all who failed to meet the deadline.
Procrastinating until December 30, the MacDonald clan chief
travelled to Fort William but found no one authorized to take the
oath. Then travelling to the Sherriff’s office, he waited days for him
to arrive, finally taking the oath. Missing the deadline resulted in
much loss of life. Equally for salvation we must go to the right
person, our Lord Jesus. The time to do it is now. Tomorrow may
be too late. —George Ferrier
O do not let the Word depart, and close thine eyes against the light!
Poor sinner, harden not your heart, be saved, oh, tonight!—E. H. Reed