Friday, July 7, 2017
“So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.”—Matthew 24:42
One night my wife and I were lying in bed discussing the Rapture. We were talking about how wonderful it will be when the Lord returns for us. As Cathe was talking about how it could even happen when we’re asleep, a devious thought crept through my mind. I quietly slipped off the bed and onto the floor, snickering a little. She said, “The Lord will come for us, and it’s going to be great, isn’t it, Greg? . . . Greg?” She reached over, and I wasn’t there. I was lying on the floor, laughing.
That’s a humorous story, but tragically for many, it will be an actual scenario. One person will be taken, and the other will be left. Jesus said, “Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming” (Matthew 24:40–42).
What will happen to you? Are you ready for His return? Hebrews 9:28 tells us, “Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.”
Are you looking for His return? To look for Christ’s return means to live your life in anticipation of that event. It means being ready to meet Him. It also means you shouldn’t be doing anything that could hinder your spiritual life.
If there is anything in your life that should be changed, anything in your life that is not right with God, I urge you to deal with it now.
Today’s Radio Program
“No Forwarding Address–3”
This Week’s TV Program
“When and Where to Share the Gospel”
Today’s Bible Reading
Hosea 10-12; Psalm 73; Hebrews 4
Used by permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000.