However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. – Matthew 24:36
Have you ever known someone who seemed to know everything? We often call them “know-it-alls.” Jokingly, a traveling evangelist used to quip, “I may be wrong, but I’m never in doubt!” Of course, Christ-followers should actually be very sure of some things.
We should be sure of the truth and veracity of God’s Word. In addition, we must be sure that God loves us. Finally, we should be convinced of Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross, His subsequent resurrection, and His ultimate return. No one can state the exact moment of Jesus return, but the Lord made it clear to His disciples that this should not be their concern. Our attention should not be on WHEN Christ Jesus is returning, but rather on whether we will be READY when He does. Will we be found faithful at His appearing?
The attentive disciple will be neither surprised nor ashamed at the return of the King. Get ready.
I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first. – Thomas More
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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