Live as though the Lord could return at any time

Matthew Bible Background

03.11.2015 New Testament: Mark 13.33–36

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 13.14–37 on March 11, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

The Bible reveals clearly that no one can know the time when Jesus will return, not even the Lord Jesus Himself knows the time (Mark 13.32; 1 Thessalonians 5.1ff). If anyone tells you he knows the time, he does not know the Scriptures. Since we cannot know the time, Jesus told us to live as though He could return at any moment,

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping” (Mark 13.33–36). 

Knowing that He could return at any time, how should you be living?

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