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Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow

by W.T.P. Wolston

Who gave you a lease of your life? Who gave you the assurance that you will see tomorrow morning?

I only heard tonight of a doctor, who went to visit a patient on Thursday. The lady called attention to his looking ill. “There is not much the matter with me,” he said, and promised to call the next day.

The next day came, but no doctor called. What was the reason? He was dead. He had poisoned his finger while dressing the wound of a patient. His own finger, being scratched, absorbed the poison, and in twenty-four hours the poison killed him.

If within twenty-four hours you were to die, where would you spend eternity? This is a solemn question. You will enter eternity one day. That is sure. Be prepared. Don’t delay the question of your soul’s salvation.

Delays are dangerous, awfully dangerous. Procrastination is a habit that grows. Be decided. “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2).

Be wise and decide now, and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Prov. 27:1).


The Gospel Messenger 1921, p. 102

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