The Master Comes 4/8/20

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13)

It seems that whenever there is an extraordinary event or condition (such as an epidemic, an earthquake, or a major war), people begin to proclaim that the end of the world is coming or Christ’s return is immanent. I have heard such announcements numerous times over my lifetime. The first that I remember happened while I was in junior high school. A religious leader, Hindu, I believe, said the world was going to end and gave the day, hour, and minute. Some of my classmates and I decided that we should go ski jumping at that precise moment. We would soar into the air, the earth would disappear, and we would be left suspended in what?

The current virus condition seems to be no different. I have heard some say that this is a sign of the end. Two points. One, Jesus said no one knows the day or the hour. Second, when Jesus returns, no one will have to guess about it; we will all know it immediately.

But, for argument’s sake, let’s say that we know that Christ will return on May 15. If that were the case, would you live your life any differently than you are now? If the answer is “yes,” the next question is “Why?” If the answer is “yes,” that means that you are not living a righteous life now. If there is something in your life that you would change knowing that Jesus is coming soon, why do you have it in your life now?

Each morning when we awake, we should wonder, “Lord, is it today?” We should live each day ready to meet the Lord. We should engage each day living a righteous life, not because we might stand before Christ today, but because we love righteousness, because we want to please the Lord.

We know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of man will come. When the Master comes, I pray that He will find us ready, that He will find us about our Father’s business. Amen.

Pastor Mike

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