Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Blogging Through Romans: Romans 13: 11-14
Romans 13: 11-14
Paul thought the world was going to end soon. And Christians ever since have followed suit. It seems that every TV preacher likes to say that we’re living in the End Times, that Jesus’ return is going to happen before the next commercial. If we’re not careful, we’re warned that we may be “left behind.”
So, we better watch what we do. We don’t want to be caught sleeping when the Day of Salvation comes.
Every generation seems to believe that it is the last. But now with weapons being kept out of terrorist’s hands by a padlock. With the polar ice caps melting. With droughts every increasing around the world. We (or at least I) fear that this might be the generation that sees the End of All Things.
If that’s true, or even if it isn’t, Paul is saying to be alert to what God is doing. And live as if it is your last day.