Like a thief
Today's devotion for today is based on 1Thessalonians 5:1,2: "Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night."
It seems a little strange that God would compare himself to a thief. He says, "I'm not going to send you a 'save the date' card for the day Jesus returns to judge this world. You'll have to be ready for it to come at any time."
I believe that God does this for a good reason. God does not tell us the date of judgment day is that he knows us. If we think we have time before something, we procrastinate. But if we know we have to be ready any time, we are moved to get our acts together.
How do we get ready for Judgment Day? Repent, and believe the good news that Jesus is your Savior. Trust in him and not in anything that you have done for your salvation. Be sure to tell the people you love so they can be ready too.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator of all things seen and unseen, whether my death or judgment day comes first, keep me always ready for Judgment Day. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.
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