34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
These 3 verses follows yesterday’s parable of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Here Jesus is cautioning and counseling us at the same time that even though one will be able to realize the second coming is drawing near based on the signs. It is still very much possible to miss the signs based on everyday life issues. These verses also clearly state no one who lives on the earth will escape the second coming. Don’t be weighted down by life’s problems. Cast them on Christ so that you will know with surety (based on what Jesus did on the cross) that you will also stand one day before the Son of Man when he comes (Con).
Thoughts for the day
- Are there any issues or problems that are currently weighing you down? Are you willing to cast it on Jesus?
- Who do you know who should hear this message?
Pray for focus; fix your eyes back to Jesus and acknowledge Him at the center of everything.