Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
(Matthew 24:38-39 (NIV))
Do you believe that Jesus will return?
Contrary to what society says, it will happen. We are told that it will happen in God’s Word. If you choose to believe the Bible, then you must believe all of it and not just the parts that you like.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV))
Are you familiar with the things that will happen that will be signs of His return? Whether you are familiar or not, it is important to keep your eyes focused on Jesus. He is the head. We are the body. The body follows where the head leads. Contrary to what the world may think, we cannot change His plans. We must be prepared to follow Him and not the world. In order to do that, we must know why Jesus came to the earth.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16 (NIV))
He called us to repentance. He called us to turn from our sinful ways and follow Him.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
(Luke 5:32 (NIV))
He came to bring salvation to a sinful world. His primary purpose was to come to offer eternal life if we would simply repent and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior.
Jesus calls us to righteousness. If we, as the Body of Christ, are called to righteousness, then when we see the world descending further and further away from righteousness, we need to double-down on our focus on Jesus!
What do you see going on in the world? Does it give you cause to draw closer to Jesus?
Are you aware of what is coming?