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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Wisdom and Keeping Watch

Counting down the days of Christmas or celebrating Advent has become a really big deal in our culture and our churches. Did you know that it has come about through human tradition and isn't explicitly taught in Scripture. This doesn't make Christmas and Advent a bad thing, but perhaps we should remind ourselves of God's perspective. Jesus came the first time in what we now call Christmas. He came ultimately for salvation. Jesus is coming again but the next time will be for judgement. The Bible repeatedly tells us that although we can't know the day of His Second Coming, we should spend our lives in contstant preparation for His return. Christmas Advent is fitting and good. Far better still is to look for His coming again.

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Matthew 24: 36-44


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