Seeking God: Motive #5

You have misspent a great deal of time already, and long neglected God, therefore now you should seek him: ‘It is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you’ (Hos. 10.12). It is time, that is, it is not too late, while we are preserved and invited. And again, it is time, that is, it is high time, the business of your lives hath been too long neglected. It is such another expression as, ‘The time past is enough to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,’ etc. (1Peter, 4.3). God hath been too long kept out of his right, and we out of our happiness. The night is coming upon us, and will you not begin your day’s work?

– Thomas Manton, One Hundred and Ninety Sermons on The Hundredth and Nineteenth Psalm, vol. I (Carlisle, PA; The Banner of Truth Trust, 1990), 20.

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