What Time is it?

“It is time to seek the Lord.”
Text: Hosea 10:22
This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio (aperire), which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year. Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be open to receive the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires.

It is time to seek the Lord.” 

Text: Hosea 10:22

Charles H Spurgeon

 This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio (aperire), which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year.  Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be open to receive the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires.  Do you tell me that  the warm blood of youth leaps in your veins?  Then I entreat you, give your vigor to the Lord.  It was my unspeakable happiness to be called in early youth, and I could fain praise the Lord every day for it.  Salvation is priceless, let it come when it may, but oh! an early salvation has a  double value in it.  Young men and maidens, since you may perish ere you reach your prime, “It is time to seek the Lord.” Ye who feel the first signs of decay, quicken your pace: that hollow cough, that hectic flush, are warnings which you must not trifle with; with you it is indeed time to seek the Lord.  Did I observe a little gray mingled with your once luxurious tresses?  Years are stealing on apace, and death is drawing nearer by hasty marches, let each return of spring arouse you to set your house in order.  Dear reader, if you are now advanced in life, let me entreat  and implore you to delay no longer.  There is a day of grace for you now—be thankful for that, but it is a limited season and grows shorter every time that clock ticks.  Here in the silent chamber , on this first night of another month, I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink, and from my inmost soul, as God’s servant, I lay before you this warning, “It is time to seek the Lord.” Slight not that work, it may be your last call from destruction, the final syllable from the lip of grace. 

–Taken from the reading of April 1, (evening), Morning and Evening, Charles H. Spurgeon.  This reading is in public domain and may be used in your messages, your blogs, etc.  Just credit Mr. Spurgeon.

 

Author: Editor

An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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