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Let’s give Attention to what Matters Eternally

Wisdom 13:1-9, Psalm 19, Luke 17:26-37

So will it be on the day the Son of Man is revealedLuke 17:30

• No one knows the day and time when the Son of Man will come back for the final judgement. All that we are asked to do, is to remain always vigilant and prepared.

• We should not be absorbed in possessions and everyday affairs of life as to be left out when the Son of Man is revealed.

• An attempt to save one’s possessions and properties as Lot’s wife did, will be disastrous; Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever gives his life will be born againLuke 17:32

• Lot and his family were asked to flee from their city to the mountain nearby before the Lord would destroy those cities. As they reached the mountain safely, Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt (Gen 19:26). They were asked not to look back least they be consumed. Lot’s wife was in fact not just looking back, but she wanted to go back to Sodom and Gomorrah and hold on to what she left behind.

• The only way to deal with the uncertainty of the end days is to give undivided attention to things that matter eternally, those things that will assure our eternal life. After our baptism, we are called to look forward always with faith in God, without looking back at our sinful past (Sodom and Gomorrah) and worldly pleasures.

• To be indulgent in the satisfactions of this life – drinking and eating – may cost dearly. We are to avoid hoarding and storing for ourselves and letting go and ease our hold of earthily things.

• We are not to be so much engrossed in our needs and the things of this world that we miss to prepare for the second coming of our saviour. We belong to God and we are destined for eternal life with Him in heaven.

• We live in the world and we enjoy the things of this world; but we should not be enslaved by the comforts and pleasures that this world offers. The things of this world are to be used with a spirit of detachment and an attitude of gratitude.

Let us strive to be fully in Christ who is our salvation and avoid returning to the world of sin. This way, we shall always remain vigilant and prepared


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