Times

1st Thessalonians 5:1

Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,  1st Thessalonians 5:1  NIV

 

Their experts had the Bible all figured out.  They could instruct you on everything.  They could tell you what the prophets and apostles were thinking when they were writing.  They could tell you what God calls times and half times.  They had informed writers and clever preachers who could elaborate on every topic that our society and religion would ever need to be informed about.  Some people spent considerable time researching times and dates to prove when the end times would come.  But do we need to know?

Jesus explained in plain words that the time of the exact time of the end is a secret that only the Father knows. (Matthew 24:36)  If our Savior says that even the Son does not need to know, real faith would be to trust Him.  What we could become experts in, is that when we hear a warning, we listen.  We could work on being good at responding to the Word of the Lord.  We could seek a relationship with Him that will stand forever.  Shall we heed the call today?  Shall we accept nothing less than being close to Jesus?  Shall we assure that God is our main priority?  Would that make us the best experts on dealing with the times?  If our hearts are the first ones to burn for the Lord, and we are the most anxious to be with Him, then do we think we will need to worry about the times?

 

Dear Lord,

Set a fire alight inside our hearts for You!  Let our desire to be with You burns so hot that every moment is spent making the most of the times we have or could have with You, we pray!

Amen

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