Daily Devotional
Waiting on the Return

“For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.”

1 Thessalonians 5:2


Ponder This

We don’t know when Jesus is coming again. We may have a feeling that we are living on the edge of eternity, and we can be sure that Jesus’s return is two thousand years nearer than it’s ever been before. While we may consider the time between His ascension and return to be slow, He will never be late. God is not in a hurry. Second Peter 3:8 says, “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Peter goes on to say, “But the day of the Lord will come” (2 Peter 3:10). We have also been given the reason for the delay. God in mercy is holding back this day. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). We can be sure that Jesus is coming. The question is, will we be ready?

  • What would you do differently if you knew Jesus was coming back today?
  • How can you prepare now for the return of Jesus?

Practice This

Make a list of ways living in light of Jesus’s return should change your day-to-day habits. Take action regarding some of these things this week.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.