Matthew 24

Vs. 37, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”  Question: What time is it?  End Times. This was going to be a very difficult time for everyone involved, including us.  Jesus let his dicsiples know as well as us that the Gospel would need to first be shared to all nations.  Brothers & sisters, we are nearly at that time.  Jesus gave us a comparison that the end times would be like the days of Noah.  And those days were not good ones, for evil would increase!  But don’t let all this disturbing news discourage you, for Jesus already warned us against it.  There will be many false teachers and prophets coming to tell us things, we must always be discerning.  Jesus points to the eventual Great Tribulation.  And then Jesus will return (vs. 30), hallelujah!  Though we don’t know the hour or day, let us be ever ready!

 

Regarding application…Be Ready!  Vs. 44, “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”  Question: Are you ready?  We would be wise to stop procrastinating when it comes to being ready for our Lord!  Bascially Jesus is warning us to stop living in such a way that does not reflect the reality that Jesus could come anytime.  It’s like a parent telling us our rooms better be clean when they get home later on.  But as a child, we play and think we have all the time in the world.  But, the parent decides to come home much earlier than the child realizes.  Now, the child finds themselves not ready because they were goofing off the whole time.  Trust me, you don’t want to not be ready, just read the last two verses in our chapter.  Let’s be ready!  For the glory of our Lord, let’s be ready!