I’m amazed by how much time some people spend on trying to predict the end of the world. There are whole religious groups that keep coming up with a new ‘date’ when Jesus is coming again to earth.
I know other people – and not just a few people – who study Revelations excessively, tearing it apart and memorizing it in an effort to figure out the final events leading up to Satan being thrown into his eternal lake of fire. Yep, Satan is finally going to get his reward for messing around in our lives, lying to us and distracting us. That’s my favorite part of Revelations. And it will happen after Jesus comes back so I don’t have to watch for that – he will have all of my attention.
All of this effort people put into predicting the end of the world doesn’t make sense to me.
Jesus told his disciples (and us) that it is not for us to know the date and time the Father had chosen for his return. What part of that don’t we understand?
Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians that ‘the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night’. After reading this, my conclusion is that all the predictions are going to be wrong.
All of them.
I shouldn’t waste my time on them. You shouldn’t waste any time on them, either. Trying to figure out the events leading up to the end of the world is not how God wants me to use my time here on earth. I have personally learned a huge lesson on just how short my time is here – I’m a whisper. I need to use that time well.
Paul goes on to say, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
THIS is what I need to be doing.
Encouraging others. Building others up.
Loving God. Loving others.
Jesus was very clear on how we are to spend our remaining days here on earth.
Please help us focus on the right priorities during our short time here on earth, Abba Father.