I was having a discussion recently about whether or not we would know when the return of Jesus would be. The Bible doesn’t give us an exact date, time, and place, but it does give us some clues. Take a look at this passage from 2 Timothy, Chapter 3:
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, un-forgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God -”
If you think about it, that pretty much describes how the world is today. Everytime I pick up the newspaper I see articles on death, destruction, hatred, and other evils. Turn on your TV and go to any news channel – It’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll see the reporters discussing a murder, rape, or some similiar attrocity. Children aren’t allowed to discuss the Bible in school, Judges can’t bring the Ten Commandments into their courtroom, and Soldiers can’t even bow their heads in prayer without being criticized!
The “disobedient to their parents” part especially caught my attention. Just look around you and you’ll see for yourself how true that part of the prophesy is.
It’s so sad to see how far the world has grown apart from God; how wicked and immoral our society has become. But do not be afraid or discouraged, for in Revelation’s 22:12-16, Jesus tells us:
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the three of life and may go through the gates into the city.”
Jesus is coming to bring us home with Him!
on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 at 2:36 pm and is filed under Devotionals.
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