AN APPOINTMENT WITH GOD
God…commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained.
Acts 17:30, 31
We have an appointment with God. Many a man is careful to keep business and social engagements who ignores the supreme date on his calendar. God has set a day, He has ordained a judge, Christ Jesus. And this is the test by which men are judged, that light is come into the world in Jesus Christ and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. By the Man He has ordained He will judge the world on the day appointed.
And because of this He has commanded repentance. He does not merely invite us to repent, He does not simply suggest that we repent, He commands it against the background of the Man Ordained and the Day Appointed. Too much preaching today lacks the solemn background of approaching judgment. It is politely recommended that men repent when God sternly commands it.
Men need to be reminded of their appointment with God, their date with Deity. The Day is appointed, the Man is ordained, and we are commanded. Put it on your calendar. It is on God’s!