Neglect

In this day of widespread profession, neglect is the great sin. Neglect is the God and Christ and Holy Ghost-dishonoring sin. It is the heaven-forfeiting, hell-filling, and soul-damning sin of this privileged moment in which we are living. And if one remains in this guilty state of indifference and neglect, there is no way of escape. Look forward and behind, on the right and on the left; the words, NO ESCAPE, still stare you in the face; and most certainly there is no way of escape in ETERNITY, for there is no blood in hell! No Savior pleads with souls there! No salvation is offered there!
But, thank God, NOW there is a way of escape. Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. There is a way of escape now from sin, death, and judgment. Oh, avail yourselves of it without another moment's delay, by accepting the "so great salvation" of God.
But it is not only that men are neglecters, it is what is neglected—"so great salvation"—that makes them so guilty and responsible.
Why is it called "so great salvation"? Because it saves me from my sins, from myself, from Satan, from the world, and from the lake of fire. It saved me to be a child of God, a member of Christ's body, a temple of the Holy Ghost, an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ. Think of the incomparable, unpardonable guilt of neglecting such a salvation.
It is called "so great salvation" because it is Christ Himself. When the patriarch Simeon held the holy child Jesus in his arms, looking at Him adoringly and confidingly, he exultingly exclaimed: "Lord, now let-test thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen THY SALVATION." Luke 2:29, 3029Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, (Luke 2:29‑30). When Jesus walked into Zaccheus' house (Luke 19:99And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. (Luke 19:9)), He did so saying, "This day is SALVATION come to this house."
JESUS is the salvation of God! To neglect Jesus is to be guilty of neglecting the "so great salvation" of God. What possible way of escape can there be for those who do it? "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:1212Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12).
Friend, you may have neglected Him in youth, manhood, or old age. You may have neglected Him in health and sickness, in poverty and plenty. You may have neglected Him long weeks, months, and years. Do so no longer! Receive Him now in all the love of His heart, in all the efficaciousness of His blood, in all the power of His arm, in all His finished work, and in all the glories of His adorable and matchless Person. Yes, receive Him just where you are, just as you are, and just now, by simply believing on Him, and you will at once and forever be in possession of God's "so great salvation."