Procrastinators refuse to do anything today that can be put off until tomorrow. Their club has not had a meeting for years because it is scheduled for “tomorrow.” It seems that once they get there, “tomorrow” has become “today,” and the day that is now called “tomorrow” is still 24 hours away.
There are vast numbers of people who live their spiritual lives this way, always thinking that “tomorrow” they will get things right with God—but the illusive tomorrow never seems to come. Almost no one gets up in the morning thinking, “I’m going to die today.” We feel confident that there will always be a “tomorrow,” but the truth is, unless you act now, you could use up your last “today” and meet God unprepared.
Our God, who created all things, and by whom all things consist, is Holy and cannot tolerate sin; He is Just and cannot overlook, or excuse sin. We, on the other hand, are sinful and have broken every divine law. We will be guilty when we stand before the bar on the day of divine judgement. There will be no pleas for justice that day, but for mercy—for forgiveness, but at that point, it will be too late. “… now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2Corinthians 6:2)”
But there is Good News! Your sins can be forgiven today, but only because their penalty has been paid already! Jesus died to satisfy the just requirements of God for your sin. As God in the flesh, He rose from the dead, and offers forgiveness to those who will turn from their sins and trust Him to put them in good standing with His Father. He alone “…is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, (Jude 1:24)”
Better act now! God tells us plainly that we are not guaranteed a tomorrow: “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:13-14)”