The Root of the Problem: Chapter 17 – Lack of Urgency (Excerpt)

The Root of the Problem (cover)Sadly, this is the attitude many people take toward sin. They know they need to correct sin. They know they need to repent. They know that they must strive for perfection (Matthew 5:48). But they hold on to sin anyway. After all, there is plenty of time for correction later, right? Can we not enjoy sin for a little while now, and give it up at some point in the future?

While many people have a casual attitude toward repentance and obedience, the Bible presents these as urgent matters. When there are things in our lives that need to be corrected, we must do so without delay.

Notice the following passages: “And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain – for He says, ‘At the acceptable time I listened to you, and on the day of salvation I helped you.’ Behold, now is ‘the acceptable time,’ behold, now is ‘the day of salvation’” (2 Corinthians 6:1-2).

The acceptable time to take advantage of God’s salvation is not some day in the future. It is now. Today is the day of salvation, as Paul says. If we need to give up sin, today is the day to do it, not some time later in our future.

You can read more about the urgent need to repudiate sin and prepare for judgment in The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!