Again He appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
Today. There’s an urgency here that’s impossible to evade. Procrastination is something we joke about, but it’s no laughing matter here. I don’t know where you are today, or where you might be reading this, or what you face in your job, your family, or your marriage. This is simply something I’m writing as I worship. In a certain biblical sense, it’s my “today” before my Father in heaven. But whoever you are, and wherever you are, this is also your “today.” There’s a joy and a warning in this, isn’t there? If it’s true, that this message is for you today – that means it’s not too late for you. It doesn’t matter who you are. If you’re reading this, then my Father has allowed you to know about His love for the very worst sorts of people! Me. This is your “today” to know that whatever has gone before can be over and covered by the blood of Jesus. That whatever has passed is past, and “today” He’s telling you His love is for you. What a glorious day it is for you!
This is all sounds so joyful, so why is this verse a warning? This is also your last day. That sounds frightening, doesn’t it? You may say to me, how could you possibly know that? Of course, I don’t, but I know this: you should be reading this as though it were. Don’t harden your heart about this. I don’t doubt for someone who reads this one day in the future, that this might be their last day. Their final chance. Procrastinators can start tomorrow, but it might be under judgment. This might be the last day you are offered His love, or this might be the last day you live. I don’t know. I do know this. This hour is the day that the Scriptures are telling you about, telling you to do something about it. Lay hold of Him now, while He is still near, while He can be found. Today.