Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daily - 11/12/09

Luke 17:26-31

26 As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man.

27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot -- they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,

29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all --

30 so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31 On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back.

32 Remember Lot's wife.

33 Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.

34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.

35 There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other left."

37 And they said to him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

Here's a glimpse of what the end will be like.

A lot of people are very interested in this subject, to the point of unhealthiness. Elsewhere Christ tells us that we shall not know the day or the hour. Today's reading says much of the same. Yes, there will be signs, but the message is clear. We're going to be surprised when it happens.

In my opinion the point isn't recognizing the signs so we can suddenly get ready. The point is to be ready and focus on what Christ wants us to do. He'll take care of us from there.