Then comes the end. — 1 Cor 15:24 NET
“But as for that day or hour no one knows it – neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son – except the Father. Watch out! Stay alert! For you do not know when the time will come…. What I say to you I say to everyone: Stay alert!”—The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.—The Lord’s return is near…. See, the judge stands before the gates!—“Yes, I am coming soon!”
Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness.
For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.—“Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning; be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.”
Mark 13:32-33, Mark 13:37, 2 Pet 3:9, Jas 5:8-9, Rev 22:20, 2 Pet 3:11, 1 Pet 4:7, Luke 12:35-36
Brothers and sisters, pray for us. — 1 Thess 5:25 NET
Is anyone among you ill? He should summon the elders of the church, and they should pray for him … And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up … and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months! Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest.—With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints.
I continually remember you [in my prayers].—He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
Jas 5:14-18, Eph 6:18, Rom 1:9, Col 4:12
Daily Light on the Daily Path - July 23
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.