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Lesson 124: Living in Light of the Future, Part II: Watch Yourselves (Luke 21:34-38)

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(Part II) When speaking of someone we’re a bit leery of, we might say something like, “You’ve got to watch that one.” But the truth is that each of us would benefit a great deal from looking in the mirror and making the same statement. Jesus instructs us to do just that in the present text as he concludes his discourse on the end of the age. “Watch yourselves,” is what he urges each individual to do as he/she considers the coming day of the Lord. The distractions we have to contend with are great as we consider the many cares of this world to get caught up in and the apparent slowness of God to fulfill his work on earth. Keeping our focus fixed in the right place and on the right Person is essential. Pastor Daniel encourages us to look at our lives and ask the question, “Am I unprepared or prepared to meet Christ?” Prayer, he maintains (through looking at verse 36 in context), is what prepares us to endure in faith until we meet our Lord.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Christian Life, Eschatology (Things to Come)

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