My thought for today is hope.
So much time has passed. Our thinking has become skewed. Not only do we not often enough consider the return of Christ, it has become secondary to everything we have and will become.
Edward R. Murrow observed, “If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.”
To give that a little perspective, there are believers today will allow almost anything to come before their Christian service.
When the new church was established over two thousand years ago, they had expected a soon return of Christ and kept watch for it. They “…continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship…” Everyone wanted to be the first to see. They had witnessed Jesus life and believed in His promise.
Though it seems that in the passing of time some of this excitement has faded, that same hope is still alive today.
Titus 2 tells us this: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”
Lord, help us today to be ever watchful and continual as we anticipate Your return. Help us to be a demonstration of Your love and holiness.
Have a great Wednesday. Find you a Bible study somewhere and get in it tonight. You’ll be glad you did and they’ll be glad to see you! 😊
-Pastor Butch