Three Tuesdays

Some time ago a factory worker came into a meeting of Christians who were studying the Scriptures. There he learned for the first time the absolute necessity of "repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Acts 20:2121Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21). Because of what the Word is—"sharper than any two-edged sword" (Heb. 4:1212For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12))—it reached and pierced his conscience, and he went home under deep conviction of sin.
Scarcely had he arrived at his place of abode than he received a call from the factory. His services, he was told, were needed; and as he was a dependable man, he proceeded at once to his place of employment. As he walked along in the dark, the word he had heard would not leave him. At last he said to himself, "Why not believe and obey God's message the same as I believed and obeyed the call from the factory?" And so, through grace, by faith, on that Tuesday, he believed the word of God and received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. "Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 5:11Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Romans 5:1).
One week later our friend met with a serious accident at the factory. Part of a machine that was to be set up fell on him and he was fatally injured. For a week he lingered, but on the following Tuesday his precious soul entered triumphantly into the joy of the Lord and eternal blessedness.
But where would his soul have gone had he not been seriously affected on that first Tuesday and have received the word of God? On the first Tuesday he was saved; on the second Tuesday he met with a fatal accident; on the third Tuesday he entered glory.
How important it is to take God at His word! It is the one sure foundation. It unites the soul with Christ, and in this way one receives blessing, peace, and life. How solid and unchanging the word of God is! It is an infallible Rock and resting place. Human words fail, feelings come and go, and our own hearts deceive us. We turn from all this, and look to God and His word. All things here change and vanish, but "the word of our God shall stand forever." Isa. 40:88The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8).
In view of this, we plead with you, dear reader, if you sincerely desire salvation and blessing, to believe in all simplicity God's message, "how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures," 1 Cor. 15:33For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (1 Corinthians 15:3). Further, God says: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life." John 3:3636He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36); and "he that believeth on Him is not condemned." John 3: 18. Remember what the Apostle John writes: "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater... He that believeth not God hath made Him a liar." 1 John 5:9,109If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (1 John 5:9‑10).