Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The End Is Near

by Randy Chambers, 2009-06-04

Matthew 24:45-46, NIV: "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.“

It is probably a good thing that most of us do not spend our days standing on street corners, proclaiming certain doom, while dauntingly donning signs warning: “THE END IS NEAR!” Such images often stir a myriad of thoughts and feelings within us that may include anger, resentment, apathy, or perhaps even a sort of embarrassment. But what should be more embarrassing to us: someone who disturbingly declares his or her beliefs, or we who believe but remain quiet and show little evidence of our belief? Do we believe God’s prophesies? Do we believe our Master will return? If so, how should that effect the way we live in the here and now? Though it may not be God’s desire for us to set up shop as a prophet of doom, we can be certain He would have us to live in a way that supports what we say we believe. Not that we should be fearful of the coming end–but that we should be prepared–always watching and anxiously awaiting for Jesus to come again.

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