"For He says: 'In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.'
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold,
now is the day of salvation."
(2 CORINTHIANS 6:2, NKJV)Romans 5:1-21
One of the saddest encounters of Paul occurs in Acts 24 when Paul witnesses to Felix, the hard and licentious Roman governor of Judea. Felix, after listening, says to Paul, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” He continues to dally with Paul and eventually walks off history’s stage.
This is similar to an encounter I had with a business person in the spacious days of Pan Am when I shared my testimony with a gentleman. He looked at me, said “That’s the most beautiful thing I ever heard,” and turned away. In neither case was “God’s appointed time” recognized.
There are two words in Greek for time. One is “chromos,”‘ which refers to time as in “hour following hour.” The other is “kairos,” which means “the appointed time, the critical moment.” “Kairos” is the word used in our verse. Paul uses the same word in Romans 5:6: “at just the right time… Christ died for the ungodly.” Jesus came to save us at the crucial moment – in fact, just in the nick of time.
THERE ARE ALWAYS GOD-GIVEN MOMENTS IN WHICH TO RESPOND TO HIM THROUGHOUT OUR CHRISTIAN WALK. IS TODAY ONE OF GOD'S KAIROS MOMENTS FOR YOU?