DCLM Sincere Milk 7 DECEMBER 2021 — Do Not Delay!
TOPIC: DO NOT DELAY!
TEXT: JOHN 12:35-38
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
Key Verse: “Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth” (John 12:35).
John and Ken left home together for school. They were pupils of a military primary school in the community. As they drew near to the school, they suddenly heard the school time keeper ringing the bell for assembly.
As John heard the bell, he left Ken with whom he was walking with, and started running very fast towards the school gate. Immediately John crossed the school gate and entered the compound, the headteacher, who had been standing nearby, ordered the prefect to lock the gate.
Ken was just a short distance from getting to the school gate. He was locked out with other pupils for coming late to school. The headteacher ordered all the late comers to go to the school garden for manual labour, for coming late to school.
Many children postpone or delay in doing things they ought to do now; like doing their home chores – washing plates, sweeping their rooms, ironing their school uniforms and even doing their homework. These delays often lead to regrets. Many others delay in accepting Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.
A nursery rhyme says:
“Tick says the clock, tick, tick, What you have to do, do quick.”
This bad habit of delay must stop if you want to succeed in life. Many great opportunities have been lost by many children because of delaying to do the right thing at the right time. Do not delay, give your life to Jesus before it is too late.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me not to delay in doing things at the right time.
Further Reading: Acts 17:30-3