When will you turn to God?

Vintage engraving of Daniel praying. Daniel is the hero of the biblical Book of Daniel. A noble Jewish youth of Jerusalem, he is taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and serves the king and his successors with loyalty and ability until the time of the Persian conqueror Cyrus

Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? 

Exodus 10:3.

This question unnerved Pharao, the king of Egypt, tremendously. He simply would not listen to God. Do we also find it troublesome when God asks us: “When will you put your life in order with me? When will you turn to me?” What answer do we then give to God?

Young people are distracted by so many things that they do not think of God and eternity. There is so much to enjoy in life. Why be converted and become religious? Some other time perhaps, but not just now. Those whose time is taken up with work and other activities are too busy; they have no time for God. Their career must come first; they need to earn money. What about God? Later on perhaps.

What do pensioners say? I am too old. What is more, I have got on well enough without God until now. In any case, who can tell definitely what lies beyond the grave? Sick people are too weak to be occupied with such serious questions concerning God. Their pains prevent them from thinking about their relationship to Him. They are too ill to be converted. Then death comes, and it is too late to put things right with God. The die is cast. The fate of those who have passed into eternity unreconciled with God is final. They are lost eternally.

May God be thanked that the joy of those who confess their sins frankly before God and receive forgiveness and grace by faith in the Lord Jesus is also final. They are saved eternally.