Wednesday, 8 August 2018

In the days of Noah

And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.- Luke 17.26-30

Life went on. People ate, people drank, they got married. They just carried on their lives. While all that was going on the world was filled with wickedness. It was like the whole world had chosen to ignore God and His ways. The world was so bad that God only found one righteous man on the earth. Noah built as ark to save the people and He preached for 120 years but no one listened. They just went on their merry way.

When Jesus says this He is pointing out that this is how the world is going to be when He comes again. It will be a time of great wickedness when the world is ignoring God and going about their business like nothing is going to happen and no one is going to hold them accountable.

That sounds like today and just about any other time in history, doesn’t it? The point is that we are never going to know when Jesus is coming back. That’s why we need to be always ready for His return and always working to further His kingdom till the very last minute. We never know when it is going to happen. We can’t afford to put off our service for Him. Every day we need to be living our lives in such a way that we give others a reason to ask about the ‘hope that is within us’ and we need to be fervently seeking out those chances to tell others about our Jesus.

It may be today. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

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