The last day of high school. The last day of work. We have a lot of last days if we live long enough. But we “expect” these days. But God tells us there will be a day that we didn’t see coming. “But  the day of the Lord  will come like a thief, in which  the heavens  will pass away with a roar and the  elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and  the earth and  its works will be  burned up.” (2Pet. 3:10). This day will feel like “a thief”, we will feel robbed!

But while some will feel robbed, others will feel relieved. Some can’t wait. They have heeded the warning, and have put their faith in Jesus. They trust in the character of Jesus that he will do what he says. Paul writes to the church, to those who are a part of Christ’s church, “For you yourselves know full well that  the day of the Lord  will come  just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “ Peace and safety!” then   destruction  will come upon them suddenly …” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-5).  These people in church meet regularly. They are reminded of this warning regularly. They are reminded over and over again that God has always kept his word, in history. The great flood of Noah’s day, God kept his word. Some were saved (8 souls), most were lost. The great destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, some were saved (3 souls), most were lost. 

Some will feel that if they regularly attend church, study their Bibles regularly, and pray always, they will be robbed of their life. It’s true in a sense. We volunteer to have our life robbed from us. Sometimes we feel like we don’t have a life, this is true. “And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and  take up his cross and follow Me. For  whoever wishes to save his  life will lose it, but whoever loses his  life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” (Mark 8:34-35). So you can be robbed of your life now, or robbed later. Choose. There is no 50/50. It’s either all now and nothing later, or nothing now and all later.  But being robbed now comes with a surprising joy, hope, and love. We are spending time with the greatest being, who ever was, is, and is to come! He who  testifies to these things says, “Yes,  I am coming quickly.” Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)  352-206-1269-cell. (website:  https://www.westmurraychurch.com).