Today is the day to seek God. Hosea writes: Sow righteousness for yourselves and reap the fruit of unfailing love. God loves you and it is time to seek him. He will hear your voice when you call out to him, and he will help you and love you and guide you into his way…
2 For God says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
12 Sow righteousness for yourselves,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
and showers his righteousness on you.
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Making the most of our time means considering that with the Lord, today is the day. Today is the day to follow him. Today is the day to receive his grace. Today is the day to live his purpose for you and for me. Today is the day. We have seen that tomorrow has enough trouble of its own and that we shouldn’t focus on tomorrow.
In fact, it’s a guarantee that we will have trouble in this world. Jesus shared this truth, yet when we follow him, we do not struggle alone: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,” (John 16:33). Are you facing the trouble of this world alone?
The other day we looked at Matthew 6:33, in which we are to seek first the kingdom of God in life. Hosea provides some similar encouragement today: Sow righteousness for yourselves and reap the fruit of unfailing love. God loves you and it is time to seek him.
He will hear your voice when you call out to him, and he will help you and love you and guide you into his way.
Our days are evil, and the Lord doesn’t want us to be unsure or unwise in terms of his will or his plan for us. His will is that we will make the most of every opportunity in life, and the first and foremost opportunity is to accept God’s gift of salvation in Jesus.
Could today be your day of salvation? Could this be the day you seek the Lord? It is as simple as saying that to him. Acknowledge the truth about your life and ask him to come in and bring his love and his righteousness and his purpose. Acknowledge that Jesus lived and died and rose again for you.
Now is the time of God’s favour for you. Receive him…
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