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READ: Luke 14:16-24

“…Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” – John 4:35

Some people think their marriage, school, business or work cannot be delayed. But let me tell you what cannot be delayed: the Kingdom of God!

This earthly life is very time related. Every instruction or opportunity that God has given to you is time related – it has an invisible timer. A countdown begins the moment God speaks to you. The available time to perform that duty reduces with every passing hour. Many think they will take God seriously later. Do not be deceived! The expiry date for your grace period is fast approaching.

If God has told you to be a pastor, the clock has begun to tick. A time will come when you can no longer fulfil that instruction. Perhaps He tells you, “Go out as a missionary.”May be that has a ten-year period within which you could fulfil it. Some attempt to obey God only in the last three years. But their time is almost up. Nothing effective can be done.

Jesus rejects all those who put their family, business or personal wealth before the Kingdom of God. Many decent Christians hide behind their families or legitimate business to stay away from obeying God. Jesus specifically mentions these things as reasons that will not stand before him. Nothing, and I mean nothing is more important than God and our service to Him.

Contrary to what many dignified and self-righteous people think, your service to God is more important than any other thing.

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