Amos 5:18-20 – No need to hasten the Lord’s return

 Amos 5:18-20
18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

-For those of us who are saved, return of the Lord Jesus Christ will be the greatest moment in our lives.  But while we should watch diligently for the Lord’s return, let us never rush the coming of that day. It may be easy to think that God should just hurry back and smite the evil in the world, but consider the implications for lost humanity- all of the souls that will no longer have a chance at salvation. What would have happened to you or me if Jesus would have returned the day before we got saved? Living in this world may be difficult at times, but always remember why the Lord is waiting- He “is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s