T.N.T can stand for, “Today Not Tomorrow”. Tomorrow is on every calendar. Each day plans are made and tasks put off until tomorrow. There is a sense of security in idea of tomorrow, but the Bible reveals that this is false. James said, “Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:13-14). God never promised us tomorrow. Tomorrow is a possibility but not a certainty.
C.S. Lewis said, “The present is the point at which time touches eternity.” Or as the Bible states, “today is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). One cannot go back in time, nor can they move forward in it. Today is the only opportunity when we can make things right with God. As one has said, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
One of the saddest passages in the Bible is Acts 24:24,25, “And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” Felix was betting everything on tomorrow. This is a very risky bet because tomorrow only exists on the calendar. It has not yet been created. David reminds us that today “is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118: 24).
Today is a day of rejoicing for those who make the most of it. God offers grace (Titus 2:11). He offers salvation (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:15-16) but you must act Today. Playing with tomorrow is too dangerous.
- Josh Allen (Pikeville, KY)