Some people behave in a way that can only be called crazy. Are you one of them? Today’s devotional will help you answer. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Corinthians 6:2 (ESV)
For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
“I daresay you read in the papers, a short time ago, about the destruction of the Swiss village of Elm. What an extraordinary affair it was, that the people should have had it reported to them, for months, that the forest which overhung the village was often seen to tremble when the rocks were blasted at the quarry, and they knew that, sooner or later, the mountain above them would inevitably come down and crush them! Yet they went to church on the Sunday morning, and were gathered together as comfortably and quietly as if nothing alarming could ever happen to them. If any of you, no doubt, remember the story, and therefore I need not tell you how, on a sudden, the great forest above the village seemed to come down upon them; and when stalwart men from the upper end of the village hurried to help their fellow-countrymen, they had scarcely arrived before the mountain itself descended in one tremendous mass, and buried the whole village in a moment. The people knew that such a calamity as that would certainly happen; they had been warned of it again and again, yet they persisted in living there. I do not know how men could get so accustomed to impending danger as they did, and I must blame the foolhardiness of those who willfully ran such a risk of destruction; but it is nothing compared with the madness of man and women who see the great mountain of divine wrath trembling, and about to fall upon them, to crush them to all eternity, and yet they go on with their games, and occupy themselves with their sports, just as if there were no God to judge them, no heaven to be sought, no hell to be shunned. They sin as if iniquity were mere child’s play, and there were no punishment for it in the world to come. Delay is dangerous at all times; but I feel moved to say that it is specially dangerous for some of you just now; for, as the Lord liveth, unless you find salvation within another week, you will be in the world where it shall be impossible for you either to seek or to find it. If not saved soon, you will be lost forever. Delay is dangerous; therefore, escape for your lives; and escape at once.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 188]