There comes a point of no return, we know, at death. It is given man once to die, and after that comes judgment.
But there can also come a point of no return before death, a point where the Gospel has been preached and heard, and the person understands, but what he or she has heard, and the opportunity is lost forever.
It’s not about religious fervor; no one was more fervent than the Pharisees.
It’s not about religious tradition; there was no richer tradition than that possessed by Israel.
It IS about our own personal, daily faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.
Let's not lay down our coats, but our hearts.
Let's not sing empty praises, but love the Lord with our full heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Let's give the Lord reason to rejoice in us, rather than weeping over us.