"I’ll wait until I am old,
then I’ll get right with God."
You may not get the chance.
God may just lose patience with you and end your life.
Perhaps you don’t think He would do such a thing.
Then read Genesis 38:7 to see how God killed a man who
was wicked. Jesus told of a man who boasted that he
had so many goods that he would have to build bigger
barns. God called the man a fool and took his life that
Those who say they will
repent in their own time lack the fear of God. Their
understanding of His nature is erroneous. If they caught
a glimpse of His holiness, His righteousness, and His
consuming justice, they wouldn’t trifle with His
mercy. Such arrogance needs to be confronted with the
thunders of Mount Sinai. He is not wise who thinks he
can outwit his Creator, enjoy a lifetime of sin, and
repent at the last minute. Deathbed repentance is very
rare. God killed a husband and wife because they told
a lie (Acts 5:1–10). He lost patience with them.
Most people think that God’s patience is eternal.
It evidently is not.
The Bible says that it is
through the fear of the Lord that men depart from sin
(Proverbs 16:6). If they don’t fear God, they
will be complacent about their eternal salvation (Matthew