Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:…
Ian Maclaren writes of being at the seaside and of watching the fishing-boats as they returned in the evening. "They used to wait outside till the tide rose high enough for them to enter the harbour. One night a boat missed the entrance. The men were careless, or they did not tack properly. The others were all inside. A feeling of pity for that boat came over me just as if it had been a living creature. I rose at night to look out of the window. There it was — it had missed the tide. Men and women, the greatest tide that runs is the tide that carries us into the kingdom of God. The most splendid effort of wisdom within a man's power is to seize the tide when it is at its flow."
Parallel VersesKJV: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: