15
Jul
14

All Eyes On Jesus

What was it like in the days of Noah and Lot?  It was like it is today.  Yet when the floods came upon the earth and the fire rained down on Sodom and Gomorrah, the people were taken by surprise.  That is, the people who didn’t know God were taken by surprise.  Noah was in the ark.  Lot was on his way out of town.  Jesus says that it will be like this when He comes.  The wicked will be destroyed and the righteous will be protected.
Jesus says that one will be taken and the other left behind.  He says that trying to save one’s life leads to destruction.  He points to Lot’s wife as a sign that the one who clings to the things of earth will be destroyed.  May we who follow Jesus keep our eyes on Him.  No turning back.  No turning back.  Then, when He comes, we will not be taken by surprise.  Our eyes will have been looking for Him all along.

Luke 17:26-37 (NIV)

26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32 Remember Lot’s wife!33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”

37 “Where, Lord?” they asked.

He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”

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