“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV)
Have you ever pushed the snooze button when your alarm clock went off? The day could wait. The bed was so cozy, more sleep was so inviting – so you rolled over and drifted back to unconsciousness. But of course, time was still passing while you slept. That extra sleep did not remove the day’s tasks. The apostle reminds Christians the alarm clock has sounded and it is time to wake up! No snooze button here; there is work to do. Time is passing by. You are a disciple of Jesus and it is high time to be active and faithful every day. The day of your salvation is nearer than when you first believed. You cannot reclaim the past. Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is uncertain. Now is the time to be alert and active in the service of the Lord. Don’t roll over and go back to sleep; get up and get busy living for Jesus.