Today you should read: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
There are many Christians who are enamored with the return of Christ and the end of days. We have seen books, movies and whole church movements come from the study and sometimes obsession with Eschatology (the study of the end times and Jesus’ return). We should all be very excited, watchful and hopeful for a speedy return from the Lord, but we cannot allow it to so over take our thoughts and theology that we forget to live this life and share the gospel. I have spoken with many folks who are deeply involved in this movement, and it seems that all they want to read or talk about are parts of the Bible that deal with the end of days and judgment. These are, more often than not, the folks holding up signs and shouting out to people condemnation and judgment and that the end is near. When we think this way we miss so much of Scripture. We miss living a holy, blameless life. We miss serving others and being the light of the world. I could go on and on but the point is this…
Be ready and watchful for Jesus to come back, but be doing something when He gets here
This doesn’t mean just busy work, but we have a mission and a calling. Paul gives us the clear signs to look for to know when the end is near. We may be there or we may not. Either way, be ready, but be busy about the Lord’s work and enjoy this life. Life is a gift and it is meant to be enjoyed. There is a Chris Rice song that comes to mind when I think of this idea called “Nonny Nonny” It is from the CD “Run the Earth and Watch the Sky” I think that is a great way to put it. We should all be running the earth while watching the sky. Enjoy.
Posted: Robbie Byrd