Matthew 24

Parable of the Fig Tree

These last few days, I have been reflecting on the words of Jesus in Matthew 24. His disciples asked about the signs of the time when He would return. Below is part of what He said as He responded to their question.

“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.” (Matthew 24:32-41)

Take a few minutes to reflect on this passage. Here are a few questions to aide your reflection:

  • What thoughts come to your mind as you reflect on this passage?
  • Do you think the Lord’s return is near?
  • What might the Lord want you to do in this time?
  • How does He want you to live?

Many around the world feel the Lord’s coming is near. May He come soon.

Maranatha (Come Lord!)

Be Ready

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Today I will only share some verses from Matthew 24.
Please ponder these before the Lord.

Jesus said…

For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (v. 27)

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. (v. 36)

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man…and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (vs. 37 & 39)

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. (v. 42)

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (v. 44)

Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?  Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. (v. 45-46)

Maranatha,
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