Sunday, March 10, 2013

Luke 17:27-30

"They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."
Luke 17:27-30

I wonder how complacent we are sometimes.  And not that it isn't good to have some calm in our lives, or feel some accomplishment for a job well done... we should. :)  Just I think we get so caught up in daily life or what we're working on now that sometimes we forget the most important part.  The part where we need to put God first, listen to his prophets, and prepare ourselves.  I'm not talking about stockpiling weapons, or anything physical (although of course, listening to the prophets about getting some food storage is a *very* good idea)... I'm just talking about preparing our hearts.  Preparing our minds.  Being ready for Christ's return by being the sort of people that will welcome him, rather than being afraid of his judgement.  If tomorrow were the day that Christ returned, would we be ready?  And it is easy to say that it won't happen in our lifetimes, or that so many things need to happen first, etc.  But it really doesn't matter so much when Christ decides to return to the Earth... we'll meet him sooner or later, whether we live through that event or not.  And we need to be ready.  If we keep putting it off, and off, and saying that we will prepare later, it's going to sneak up on us.  Today, let's think about it seriously.  If judgement day were tomorrow, what things would we need to take care of today?  And, if we get more than today, let's take advantage of it and do more... and thank God for the extra time to get ourselves in order. :)

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