It’s About Time
There is only one answer to this dilemma today, and it is in my text: “It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.” It’s about time for God to intervene to straighten out the iniquities and inequities of this Sodom and Gomorrah. It is time for God to judge this generation that has laughed in His face, pronounced Him dead, denied His Word, disowned His Son, and turned His holy day into a holiday. It’s time for God to show up our blind leaders of the blind—and what is worse, our bland leaders of the bland, who go about dusting off sin with a powder puff and spreading cold cream on cancers.
Psalm 119:126 says, “It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.”
Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum. We have painted ourselves into a corner and have become victims of the scientific monster we have created.
It’s time for all of us, young and old, to seek the Lord.
Too many churches have begun in the Spirit and are trying to perfect themselves in the flesh. Methods have been borrowed from the world. David is hauling the Ark on a new cart these days. The spirit of the shop has invaded the sanctuary. Preachers’ studies have become offices, and corporation methods have taken the place of consecrated men. Human busyness has supplanted the Father’s business.
It’s time to wake up.
Let us end with the admonition of Romans 13, “That, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying” (vv. 11-13).
Then comes that double-barreled last verse, 14, that starts with a positive and ends with a negative: “Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.”
What time is it? It’s time for God to work. And it’s time to seek the Lord. It’s time to wake up. It’s about time.