by Luke Kincaid
Have you ever said words, “I wish Jesus would just come back already”? I know I have more than a few times in my lifetime. I have often spoken and heard these words in response to the state of the world in which we find ourselves and wanting to be done with all the bad around us. While doing some reading today I came across these verses in Matthew 24:
42 Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into. 44 This is why you are also to be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom the master finds doing his job when he comes.
If Jesus had to come back not long after reading today’s blog what would He find you doing? Would he return to a faithful disciple who is in the process of fulfilling what the Master, Jesus, has asked of you? Or will he return to find a disciple who finds themselves in a pattern of disobedience or who may even be taking their salvation for granted?
These are sobering questions for me to consider as I know that I sometimes find myself swinging back and forth between these two extremes. My prayer for today is that The Holy Spirit will assist me in living in such a way that sees me being daily ready for Jesus’ return, so that one day, I might have the opportunity to welcome Him back with the obedience that He commands from me.