MUSINGS – November 28, 2018

Mark 13:3b-4
Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him (Jesus) privately, “Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign when all this will come to an end?”

Mark 13:28-37
“Learn from the story of the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and it sprouts leaves, you know summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happen, you know that he is near, at the door. “I can guarantee this truth: This generation will not disappear until all these things take place. The earth and the heavens will disappear, but my words will never disappear. “No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows. Be careful! Watch! You don’t know the exact time. It is like a man who went on a trip. As he left home, he put his servants in charge. He assigned work to each one and ordered the guard to be alert. Therefore, be alert, because you don’t know when the owner of the house will return. It could be in the evening or at midnight or at dawn or in the morning. Make sure he doesn’t come suddenly and find you asleep. I’m telling everyone what I’m telling you: ‘Be alert!'”

Jesus finally brought his long answer to a close by saying, No one knows when that day or hour will come. Only the Father knows. But he gives us things to watch got and things to avoid. We must be ever vigilant, server alert, and ever ready. Love each day as if it were the last … because it may possibly be. Three different places in scripture we are warned that the end will come like a thief in the night. (Matthew 24:43, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, and Revelation 16:15) Take the warning seriously but don’t concern yourself with the end … with tomorrow. “Be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you. “So don’t ever worry about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ,(Matthew 6:33-34)

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