Too Good for Jesus

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He had lived all his long life on the comfortable old farm. Everybody knew him and spoke well of him. He was a kind, helpful neighbor, not greedy of gain: a commendable and upright man.
But "What think ye of Christ is the test." He lacked the "one thing needful.”
Just before he died a Christian neighbor spoke to him about his soul and of his need of being saved. He pointed to the wonderful grace of God in sending His Son to die for sinners. He pleaded with him to accept "the gift of God which is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Having pondered it all the old man replied. "All my life I have lived the way I am. I will not be a coward and accept such a gift at the end—seeing I have not done so earlier in my life.”
Further words were of no avail, and it is feared that he died as he had lived—without Christ.
Far, far better to come when I am old than never to come at all! "For a living dog is better than a dead lion." Eccl. 9:44For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. (Ecclesiastes 9:4).
Today is God's day of mercy; tomorrow may be the day of doom.
You cannot repent too soon, for you know not how soon it may be too late to repent.
He who truly hears the gospel believes it just as a little child believes a mother's word. And none but such shall ever enter the kingdom. Read Luke 18:1717Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. (Luke 18:17).