Right Now! (Part 1)
In 1 John 3:2, John sees this title as a powerful motivator for living the Christian life. "Beloved, NOW are we the SONS OF GOD..." The position and privileges of sonship are our's the instant we put our faith in Jesus Christ.
I like how Paul used it in 2 Corinthians 6:2—“…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." When a lost person fully realizes the great boon of salvation--all its protection, privileges, peace, power, and purpose, all bestowed in less than a second—he or she won't wait another second to receive it. When it comes to salvation, now is always better than later.
After hearing the best choir mortal ears have ever heard, what did the shepherds say in Luke chapter 2? "And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away...the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us" (v. 15). Waiting would have been most imappropriate and illogical!
As they did, we need to tell what we know as soon as possible, even right now!