Are You Really Ready For Christ’s Return?

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be solemn and sober so you can pray” (1 Pet. 4:7).

As time draws nearer to the coming of the Lord, our attitude should be one of soberness and watchfulness. Every righteous generation of saints has eagerly anticipated the Lord’s coming. The biggest reason He has not come yet is understood in 2 Peter 3:9:¬†“The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness. But He is patient with us, because He does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance.”

The Lord does not want anyone to be lost. His delay is based on His love and patience for all mankind to allow them time and space to repent. Nevertheless, every true Christian is to anticipate the Lord’s coming with desire and eagerness.¬†Early Christians and every righteous generation since then expressed a heartfelt desire for Christ’s immediate return. Along with this desire are exhortations to live a holy life, especially in the light of the Lord’s return drawing nearer:

“So that you are not lacking in any gift while waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1:7-8).

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