Be prepared for judgement day
There are many people sceptical of God, who foolishly think that the Lord’s Day, or Sunday, is not really a very important day and can do with it, and every other day, just as they like.
The story is told of a farmer, a proud atheist, who once wrote to the editor of a newspaper: ‘Sir, I have been trying an experiment. I have a field of corn which I ploughed on Sunday, I planted it on Sunday, I did the cultivating on Sunday, I gathered the crop on Sunday, and on Sunday I hauled it into my barn. And I find that I have more corn per acre than has been gathered by any of my neighbours during this October.’
The farmer’s sneer was obvious. By deliberately choosing to do all the work connected with his cornfield on the Lord’s Day, he had challenged God to express disapproval by giving him a disappointing result. Instead, he had reaped an exceptionally good crop.
The editor of the newspaper drew attention to one very important overlooked fact in a footnote: ‘God does not always settle His accounts in October.’
No, as the Bible reminds us, God’s ‘reckoning day’ lies in the future. The scriptures give repeated testimony that a judgment day is coming when ‘God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil’ (Ecclesiastes 12:14). Every seeming injustice will then be set right.
How important it is to prepare for the last ‘settling day’ which is fast looming round the corner, that will bring history to a close. God tells us that He ‘hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness’ (Acts 17:31) He also says: ‘Be ye ready.’ Donald J Morrison,
Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness.