I Peter 4:7 The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.
We know it’s going to happen. We know that the Lord is coming soon; we just don’t know when. Believers have anticipated His coming since the church was first established. Many have tried to predict when it will happen. Many ministries have come and gone over trying to pinpoint when the Lord is coming. No matter how much we may believe that it’s going to be in our lifetime or soon thereafter, no one except God knows. He keeps that information to himself. No matter how convincing the research may seem, the Lord will come back when God determines it is time and not a moment before.
God does not tell us when it’s going to happen because He knows the heart and thinking of man. He knows that many would wait until the very last moment to get right with Him instead of living in Him and for Him. He knows that the work of the Kingdom would not get done. He knows that many would not make it into heaven if His children were to know because they would be more into waiting than serving.
Since we don’t know when the Lord is coming, we should be alert and ready. We should never be unprepared. We should earnestly seek Him and serve Him. We should take our duty to go into the world and make disciples seriously. We should take seriously our need to be a holy people. We should earnestly develop the disciplines of our faith that we might continue to grow in grace and our understanding of Him and His ways.
We should earnestly be disciplined in our prayer lives. There is no way we will ever be right with God and effective in service without prayer. There is no way we will be motivated to be witnesses for Christ in and outside of the church without a committed prayer life. There will be no way we will be ready at all times for the Lord’s coming without a strong prayer life. If you do not have a strong prayer life that translates into a strong faith life, ask the Lord today to help you develop one. Your soul and the souls of many others are in the balance.
The end of the world is coming soon; we just don’t know when. Many will live and die before that day comes. It is imperative for the eternal security of our souls that we live each day as if it were to be today. Don’t let the Lord’s coming for you catch you unprepared.