IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP

Rom. 13:11

Robert Hawker
(1753-1827)



"It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."–Rom. xiii. 11.

Solemn consideration! What time is it with thee, my soul? Let me ask, with the prophet, "Watchman, what of the night? The morning cometh, and also the night." Perhaps there may be but a step between me and death. Am I really awakened from the sleep of carnal security? Am I alive from spiritual death? Am I dead to the world, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord? Oh Lord Jesus, impress these solemn enquiries upon my soul yet more and more, since everlasting happiness, or everlasting misery hangs upon the decision. My beating pulse is hastening to fulfil the appointed number. Even while I think of these things the account is increased. Every fleeting breath is one the less to take. Lord, make me wise to remember my latter end!

From THE POOR MAN'S MORNING AND EVENING PORTIONS.