We must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ.
—2 Corinthians 5:10
According to CNBC calculations, if you had invested $1,000 in Apple on December 12, 1980, the day of its initial public offering, it would be worth $430,000 today.
Or if you had invested $10,000 in Amazon on May 15, 1997, the day of its IPO, it would be worth more than $12 million today.
Investment gurus are fond of floating such figures when pitching a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“Opportunity only knocks once,” goes the spiel.
Marketers bait us: “Limited Time Only.” “Last Chance.” “Clearance Sale.”
I chuckle when I drive past an apartment complex near me with this come-on: “Under New Management. Move-in specials for a limited time.” The sign has been posted there for seven years.
But this is no laughing matter: “It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27).
Opportunity may knock more than once, but there will
be a time when the two words “too late” will be too real.