But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
Beloved, we can’t bank on future opportunities to turn our lives over to God. If we neglect the open doors for salvation now, who knows whether our hearts will not be hardened later? For the Bible says, “Furthermore, since they did not think it worth while to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done”(Rom 1:28).
In the first place, there’s no guarantee that we’ll live on until we have a second chance during the Tribulation. Secondly, if we neglect the truth we know now, we run the risk of hardened and depraved hearts such that we become incapable of repentance, as our text reveals today.
Woe to those who, by their rejection of the Lord Jesus, will find themselves left upon the earth to taste the sufferings of the Great Tribulation. Satanic forces will be allowed abroad without restraint, bringing fear upon all men by reason of conditions in the earth and in the heavens above.
Let us live for God now. Let us walk in obedience now. The good we know to do, let us do it now. Today is the day of repentance!