“First to you that love the Lord, or profess to do so— Christian people— I have to say to you tonight,—the Holy Ghost saith ‘TODAY.’ That is to say, that it is essential to duty that we attend to it at once.
Every command of Christ bears today’s date. If a thing is right, it should be done at once; if it is wrong, stop it immediately.
Whatever you are bound to do, you are bound to do now. There may be some duties of a later date, but for the present, that which is the duty is the duty now.
There is an immediateness about the calls of Christ. What he bids you do, you must not delay to do. The Holy Ghost saith “Today.”
And I would say this with regard to everything. Do you love the Lord? Have you ever professed His name? Then the Holy Ghost saith “Today.”
Hesitate not to take up His cross at once and follow Him,— the cross of Him who was nailed to the cross for you; who by His precious blood has made you not your own, but His. Confess Him before men.”
–Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Call of ‘Today,’” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, Volume 55 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1909), 55: 422. Spurgeon was preaching from Hebrews 3:7.
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