dead bodies waiting


devotional post # 2022

Luke 17:32-37

Luk 17:32 Remember Lot’s wife!
Luk 17:33 Whoever seeks to protect his soul will lose it, but whoever loses it will preserve it.
Luk 17:34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.
Luk 17:35 There will be two women grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”
Luk 17:37 Then the disciples said to him, “Where, Lord?” He replied to them, “Where the dead body is, that is where the vultures will gather.”

dead bodies waiting

Lot’s wife found it impossible to leave her comfortable surroundings, even when they were falling apart all around her. The same is true of us in our inner beings. In spite of the harm that sin has done to us, we still want to linger in Sodom. But Jesus challenges us to escape while we can.

This passage is not so much about secret rapture as it is about sudden destruction. It will happen everywhere, because the whole world needs to conform to God’s kingdom, but resists it. We are all dead bodies waiting to be taken by the vultures. But God’s word challenges us all to awake and flee Sodom while we still can.

LORD, we hear you calling. Protect us from the coming destruction.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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