Unfortunately, the chance for plans ended with the last day--the last day. Would that we could be as fortunate as the thief on the cross. The one that asked Jesus to remember him. The account is in Luke 23:39 thru 43. Now, this guy had lived a life that justified his hanging on a cross. He tells us so. But, because of the mercy of Jesus, this man was saved at the last gong, so to speak. He goes on to paradise with Jesus. He recognized his Lord and his request was all the difference.
Jonathan, the son of King Saul, was a daring man. So was Jonathan’s armourbearer. In I Samuel 14:1 thru 15 the two of them slipped away and headed for a Philistine garrison. (Remember that the Philistine’s were enemies of Israel.) Jonathan’s trust in God is such that he tells his associate: 1) once we are seen, if the Philistines tell us to wait, then we’ll stop; but, 2) if they tell us to come up, then it means the LORD has delivered them into our hands. They’re called up and the garrison (about 20 men) is slain.
Belief and faith are this man’s hallmarks. Jesus said, “…with God all things are possible.” Does he seem prepared? Of course he does. No matter what happened his fate was secure. He had already made the choice and the choice was to follow his LORD’S direction. Did it look like he was thinking about tomorrow? No. Today was all that counted.
The chances of being saved ‘at the last gong’ are risky. A good example to follow would be that of Jonathan’s. His belief and faith are exercised in the present. Tomorrow only takes place when it becomes today.