Luke 21:34 – The Weight of the World

Luke 21:34
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

-In the context of Luke 21, Jesus is telling His disciples of signs that will mark the end of days.  After laying out the various future occurrences and giving analogies to which the disciples could relate, Jesus gives this very clear warning of our heart condition and where it can lead us.  This tells us a lot about who we are and how that will affect us at Jesus’ coming. –Beware, or else your heart will be weighed down with the anxieties that you face in this world and the need to drown those anxieties out.  Just as a person’s stomach feels heavy after overeating, Jesus tells us that our hearts will feel similarly heavy with surfeiting (indulgence).  That is already a bad place to be, but the worst part is that Jesus warns that giving in to a heavy heart will cause us to not be ready at the day of His coming.

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