…but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
We read in the Bible "There will be wars, and famines and earthquakes! The sun shall be darkened, and the stars will fall from the sky!
On that day will you be ready?
On that day, what will you want?
Do you know what you want on Judgment Day?
If you are like most people, you want to be prepared.
* So they might be prepared, the ancient Greeks made a pilgrimage to the Oracle at Delphi and then tried to understand her cryptic and poetic prophecies.
* So they might be prepared, the Romans read the entrails of sacrificed animals.
* So they might be prepared, people today call the psychic hotline, read their horoscopes, break open their fortune cookies, listen to the stock market forecasters and tune in to The Weather Channel.
* To be prepared for the unknown and unexpected, we take out health insurance, house insurance, medical insurance, business insurance, car insurance and funeral insurance.
Sadly, no matter how much time or how much worry and cash we invest in our preparations, this sinful world produces surprises and shocks that mess things up. Sooner or later, most of us realize our best preparations will not get us prepared for the unknown hour of Jesus' return.
In truth, all of our perfect plans become pitifully pathetic in the face of the Day of Judgment. Because of Jesus' sacrifice we know we shall stand before the Lord, and He will declare us innocent of all wrongdoing.
Because of Jesus our doom is made into the day of ultimate victory and joy.
Dear Lord, we thank You that we do not have to face Judgment Day on our own. Because of You, we don’t the fear our last breath. In Jesus' Name. Amen.