Do It Now
Do it now. Do it now. Now look if you will in James chapter 5 and verse 13. "Go to now ye that say today or tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life, is it even a vapor that appeareth for a little while, a little time and then vanishes away. For that ye ought to say if the Lord will we shall live and do this or that. But now ye rejoice in your boasting, all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin." Now what James gives us here is the story of a first century wheeler dealer. He was a boastful businessman. He had come perhaps to the end of one year and he was making plans for the next year. As a matter of fact he had the next year all planned out, but his plans didn't pan out. And it wasn't God's will for him to do what he thought he would do and he became a colossal failure. I believe he has plenty of brothers here in the 20th century. And as we look in this passage of Scripture first of all I want you to see an attitude that we should never, never take. it's found in verse 5, if you will, verse 13 rather. "Go to now you that say today or tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain." What is the attitude that you should never take? It is this, that you're going to be alive a year from no may not alive in 85. You may never see 85. Doubtless there are those in this auditorium who will not be here a year from now. And I'm not just talking about those who are old. I'm talking about some of you young people, that you're sitting here. I'm talking about those of you who think that you're in bad health. I'm talking to many who think that they are in good health. You will not be here. You will not be upon this earth when assembl6 again in 1985. 1 may not be here. Mike may not be here. Tom may not be here. We don't kn ...
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