Matthew 24 – 11/11/17

 Sixth Day – Saturday of Seventh Week

Matthew 24 – This chapter has some familiar phrases often heard in discussions of Jesus’ return: “wars and rumors of wars;” “famines and earthquakes;” “this gospel . . . will be preached in the whole       world . . . and then the end will come;” “learn this lesson from the fig tree.”  Among committed Christians, detailed interpretations of this chapter have varied since the chapter was written.  The one part agreed upon by most all is this: “Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come” (42).  So be faithful in what God has taught you to do.  Live ready to give an account of what you’ve done with your life.  Live in such a way that you don’t have to worry about signs and pointers to the Lord’s return.  Live in a way that frees you to be excited at his return because you have nothing to fear or be ashamed of.             

 

Reflection:  If you knew that Jesus would return tomorrow, how would that change what you are doing today?  Why not make that change now?  


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