"Seeing These Things are So"

James 5:8  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
“Be ye also patient: stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:88Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. (James 5:8)).
The day of God’s long-suffering is rapidly drawing to a close, and the day of wrath is at hand. The wheels of Divine government are moving onward with a rapidity truly soul-subduing; human affairs are working to a point. There is an awful crisis approaching; precious souls are rushing forward along the surface of the stream of time into the boundless ocean of eternity. In a word, “the end of all things is at hand” (1 Peter 4:77But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (1 Peter 4:7)).
Now, seeing these things are so, let us ask each other: How are we affected thereby? What are we doing in the midst of the scene which surrounds us? How are we discharging our fourfold responsibility to the Lord, to the church, to perishing sinners, to our own souls?