Sermon Illustrations

Swindoll states from his book Living on Ragged Edge, “But the flesh will answer back, ‘Aw what’s the rush? Why not wait until you have sown a few wild oats? Why not wait thirty or forty years until you’ve had a pile of fun doing things your own way then turn to God? I mean, you get the best of both worlds that way.’ Solomon doesn’t waste time answering that kind of reasoning ‘remember Him…before the evil days come.’ Let that sink in. You see, it isn’t just ‘fun and games’ days, Solomon calls them ‘evil’ days. Any investment in evil pays a dreadful dividend-consequences, scars bad habits. It effects us mentally and emotionally. It brings anchors of heartache that we are forced to drag into today” (349, 350).