Human beings like to make a lot of noise about emotions. We claim our animals love us. We want the government to care about us. We get enraged by the actions of a TV star. We feel victorious when a football team wins a game. We are emotional creatures. God made us that way.
He also made us creatures of the mind. Just as God is a God of emotion, He is a God of reason and rationality. He made us in His image. We need to remember that when we look at the important focal points of life.
This verse is explaining why some people will be eternally separated from God. It is explaining why there will come a time when it is too late to call on God. It will not because we feel. It will be because we “choose” (977).
So? What do you chose today? It is not a new question.
(Joshua 24:15 KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.It is not new but it is asked every day.