Luke 21:29-36

Saturday, August 05, 2006

And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. "But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

This passage reminds us exactly what Paul said in Phil 1:21, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." We live but in a temporary state in this world. The many things that we accumulate will come to nothing if it does not bring about worship to God and goodness to people around us.


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2 comment(s)

  1. This last statement reminds me of a Martin Luther quote which I just learned:

    “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess”

    Blessings, Julia

  2. Hi Julia,
    That's a good one :)