Too Busy For God?

  Those who make a sincere effort to read and understand the Bible, soon find abundant evidence that it is the very Word of God.  Within the pages of holy writ, they also discover the wonderful story of God’s love for the human race, the crown of His creation.  If they continue to read, they will learn of His provision to deal with the sinful nature of man that has robbed them of a relationship with their Creator God.  His provision involves the death, burial and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ, which is the central theme of the Bible.  Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. (John 5:39).”

  This is truly good news to the individual who has come to realize the destructiveness of sin and the eternal hopelessness of life without God.  Faith in Jesus provides a way to know God now, and enjoy eternal life in His presence when our body, the earthly habitation for our eternal soul, expires.  Sincere seekers will not be disappointed in their journey through the pages of God’s inspired message to man, but the fact remains, most will never discover the treasures of the Book; they are too busy to consider it.  They will live and die without being introduced to God, who offers them eternal, abundant life in exchange for their faith.  Jesus said, “…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)”

  If not “too busy,” those who insist on neglect of their souls know a plethora of well worn excuses that will suffice: too tired, too wired, too young, too old, too sleepy, too confused, too satisfied, too independent, too afraid, too proud, too simple minded, too educated, etc.  Maybe I missed your excuse, but if you do not yet know God personally, you certainly have one.  The problem with excuses is that they only satisfy those who would dare to use them.  God is not moved by your reckless disregard of your need and His costly provision—and you are running out of time.  “…It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27).”