Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. —Luke 17:26-30 

            The coming of Jesus will be unexpected by those who do not follow Jesus.  Those who do not believe in Jesus or have called on His name will not be ready for His return.  They will be living their lives as usual.  They will be—

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Marrying
  • Being given in marriage
  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Planting
  • Building

Yes, for those not living for Jesus, they will not be ready for His return.  Life for them will be going on as it always has for them— focusing on their physical, temporal lives and not considering their spiritual, eternal condition— whether they will spend forever in hell or forever in heaven.  And that will all be determined by having a relationship with Jesus or not.  Those living like “in the days of Noah” do not know Jesus and will experience judgment just as those did in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot— “so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

Do you know Jesus?  Have you called on Him to save you from your sin and to a relationship with Him?  If so, you are safe in Him and you are called to share the good news of Jesus with others.  If not, I would strongly encourage you to call on Jesus right now and start living for Him as He is revealed in His Word, the Bible— read and heed.  Yes, Dear Father, may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  So may it be!

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