devotional post # 2057
Luk 21:34 “But pay attention to yourselves or else your hearts might be weighed down with intoxication and drunkenness and worries belonging to this life, and that day spring on you suddenly like a trap.
Luk 21:35 Because it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole land.
Luk 21:36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand tall in the presence of the Son of Man.”
staying awake and standing tall
There are some Christians who have drawn the conclusion that the signs of the second coming do not really matter — that the best thing to do is ignore the question of the nearness of the second coming and get on with their lives. Not so. The signs are our Lord’s way of reminding us how important it is for us to not be distracted by self-indilgence or this world’s anxieties. He encourages us to stay awake to what is happening so that we are not caught in the trap that the world will be caught in. For us, the terrible events of the cataclysmic return of Christ will be a time to stand tall in his presence, ready for the things that are going to take place.
Come, LORD Jesus.