Every so often I read something that I think: “I wish I could think like that.” That “Old Boy” of a preacher had more punch into a few words than I can think of in all of years of preaching. Let me illustrate!
The “Old Preacher” was endeavoring to lead a man to a saving faith in Christ. However, no matter how clearly he presented the Scriptures, the fellow had a multiplicity of answers and questions until the preacher could see that there was need for change of approach; looking at the young man he said: “Son! Your arms are too short to box with God!” It was successful!
There are numerous accounts of people who have battled the presentation of the gospel and its claim upon their life. I recall so vividly my efforts toward a young woman who came to our home in complete frustration one evening. Not a word that I uttered could penetrate her stubbornness! I finally walked out of the study and entered our living room, sat next to my wife and began watching TV. Suddenly, Patsy asked: “Where is Nancy?” I replied: “Gone to hell!” She looked at me for a sensible answer and asked for elaboration. With that she went to the study and in a few minutes had the joy of leading Nancy to a saving faith in Jesus Christ!
Many people do not realize that they are in a fight with the Lord and that they are in a Spiritual battle. They are losing out on the gift of salvation and the transformation that it will bring to their life. More than arguing with God they are arguing with themselves!
In its simplest form I submit: “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on Him.” John 3:36
Have you, or if not, will you, even now, embrace Christ as your Lord and Savior?