It’s hard not to crack a smile when the news reports about some guy who’s predicting that Jesus is going to return on a specific date. The Bible has made it pretty clear that no one knows the day or time, so it’s comical to me when a person advertises that he knows Jesus will return. The ironic thing is that, if Jesus was going to return then, now He can’t because then the Bible would be untrue. Nonetheless, Jesus does warn His followers to be ready because the time will come when it’s least expected. There will be warning signs (such as Jerusalem being trampled by Gentiles), but it will come unexpectedly. That means we need to live each day as if it could be the last. Are you wandering far from God? Don’t delay in returning to Him. Jesus could return today… or tomorrow… or next week. We don’t know when, but we must be diligent at staying on track until that day comes.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.