We justify ourselves when we should judge ourselves. If we learned humility, it might spare us humiliation.
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
II Timothy 1:12
Someone has said that Paul’s calendar had only two days, “today” and “that day.” The man who is ready for that day is ready for any day. But we need to wear our spiritual bifocals and see both days. Some of the saints are near-sighted. Some are far-sighted. Paul may have had trouble with his physical eyes, but he had no spiritual astigmatism. He had good bifocals; he saw the near and the far.
Do not busy yourself today with “wood, hay, stubble,” and fail to build with “gold, silver, precious stones” against that day. For “the day shall declare it,” and some lives will go up in smoke!
On the other hand, do not so contemplate eternity that you waste today. Some people think they are Mystics when they are only Mistakes!
“Today if ye will hear his voice” (Hebrews 4:7).”