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.


Real Truth Never Changes

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