There is no guarantee that you’ll have any warning before death. By putting off a decision for Christ, you not only lose the immediate blessings of a deeply personal relationship with God now; you also risk permanent separation from Him for all eternity. Don’t procrastinate! Place your faith in Jesus today. Acknowledge your sin, ask His forgiveness, and trust Him as your Savior and Lord.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, March 21, 2022.
All New Testament truth revealed by God centers on Christ.
God is not indifferent to believers of Christ. On the contrary, the Father loves Christ’s own. In fact, the Father sent the Son to redeem them and then return.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 16:26-28.
Today, a form of excommunication called “canceling” is taking place on the basis of opinions, not sin or a destructive lifestyle. A canceled person is shunned or snubbed when he or she offends the sensibilities of some group for cultural, political, or religious reasons. When Christians are canceled today for their biblical values and views, we find ourselves in good company. Jesus Himself experienced the ultimate form of cancelation by being crucified. The day is coming when those who hold biblical views will be canceled, even killed – as pictured by the persecution of the two witnesses in Revelation 11. The Antichrist will forbid the preaching of the Gospel during the Tribulation and “cancel” followers of Christ (Revelation 6:9). If you experience being “canceled” for your faith, take heart. It is nothing more than what Jesus predicted (John 15:20).
Commentary from the David Jeremiah Turning Points magazine and devotional, October 20, 2021.