Get Ready for JESUS
Matthew 24:38 "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,"
Jesus is prophesying that just as in Noah's day, people will be dominated with the temporary affairs of this life instead of eternal spiritual truths, when Jesus returns. Before our Lord's second return, there will be plenty of signs to show that the time is drawing near, but few will heed them. Preoccupation with the affairs of this life can dull us to the spiritual realm.
The Lord kindly but seriously, points out the urgent need to be ready for His return. In the same way that a thief comes when people are the least prepared, so our Lord will return in a time when people are not looking for Him.
This is not because our Lord desires to surprise everyone and see how many He can catch unprepared. On the contrary, He is urging us to be watchful so that we will be prepared. Jesus gave us the signs of the end times to help us be prepared. Those signs may not have come to pass but does not mean that we do be prepared. For after the moment we die, we will get up on the Day of Judgment, when Lord Jesus will come to judge.
The Lord told us to "occupy till I come" (Luke 19:13). We should be ready even today for the Lord to come back, yet knowing that His return is still far off.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Lord Jesus, I want to be prepared for the day of Your coming. I know that I will never be perfect, but if I keep trying You will cover me with Your Righteousness, make me perfect and save me. Help me when I stumble, that I may get up and continue the walk with You. I ask this in Your Name. Amen
[ Reference Scriptures ]
38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas, 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
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