“Tomorrow” I have heard that word many times in my life so that I can reasonably suggest that it is used to justify delays in action far too often. One of the great factors that contribute to the failure of many people in obedience to the gospel is; “wait till tomorrow” but tomorrow never comes with their good decision to become a Christian.

Indeed, procrastination is a serious problem to many people who intend to get their life right with God but just can’t (i.e. will not) make the commitment or sit a time for carrying through with their plans. It seems that many people just do not set down and count the cost as we find in Luke (cf. Luke 14:28, For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

The Lord and the writers of the New Testament tell us to obey the Lord; tell us to come to Him and be saved, etc. Note the following instruction from God about decision making and the urgency of the decision:

Matt. 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (KJV)

Matt. 16:24 – Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (KJV)

Matt. 19:21-23 – 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 2:37-41 – 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

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