He was not ready to give everything. He had a list of things to do before he died,
and those would not be accomplished if he accepted God’s calling for his
life. He asked for more time, of which
he chose to take advantage. Thousands
more died daily, and he died to the selfishness of his heart. He was not ready to give up his life for
Christ’s sake. The cross looked too
heavy to bear. And it was. Hundreds of voices called out daily for them
to be rescued, but he was too busy in his own life, in his own comfort
zone. He would soon be responsible.
The lives now tolled to be in the hundreds of thousands, yet
still no reply. He was too busy in his
own life, a fact that caused them to lose their lives.
He was now ready, but it was too late to save those who had
died earlier. How could they have known
that Jesus was the only way? He was the
one called, but he never preached. How
could they hear without a preacher? They
couldn’t, and they never heard the gospel.
How could they hear unless someone was sent? He was, but he chose to disobey God’s call.
"Then I heard the
voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I
said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’" Isaiah 6:8