That Unexpected Last Day

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10 November, 2021

10

NOV

THAT UNEXPECTED LAST DAY

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.

— Luke 21:34-35

Would it not be good for us to put away the vain dream of countless earthly days and face up to the blunt fact that our days on earth may actually not be many? For the true church, there is always the possibility that Christ may return. Some good and serious souls hold this to be more than a possibility, for it seems to them as it seems to this writer that "the earth is grown old and the judgment is near," and the voices of the holy prophets are sounding in our ears.

And when He comes, there will not be a moment's notice, not an added day or hour in which to make frantic last-minute preparations. "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.

For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 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" (Luke 21:34-36).

THOUGHT

We may live looking ahead with expectancy or live only for today and be shocked at the arrival of His coming.

PRAYER

Known only to You, Lord, is the number of my days. May I live them as if each were the last. May I spend them for You!

https://cmalliance.org/devotionals/tozer/