Jesus is Coming Again! How Should We Live?

Jesus is Coming Again!  How  should this precious promise impact our  daily walk for the Lord Jesus? I want to make some application on how we can be found “Lifting our Heads in Hope.”

What it means to “Wait For His Son From Heaven.” (I Thess. 1:10)

The Apostle Paul commends  the Christians in Thessalonica  for their faithfulness.He tells them  that the news of their faith has spread beyond their home. Other Christians have heard of their  commitment to the Lord Jesus. (I Thess. 1:6-8) In I Thess. 1:6 we are told that they  were imitators of the Lord. It was  not a  bed of roses” for them  when they accepted the Lord Jesus and began to  follow Him.

They became an example to others. Oh, that it  could be  said of us today that we live lives so close to Jesus that others will want to “conform to the image of the Son of God.” They left a  life of idol worship with no hope  of salvation and no hope of eternity outside the Lake of Fire. We are told in I Thess. 1:9 that they made a complete turn around in their lives and identified with the Lord Jesus.

I Thess. 1:10 gives  us the words in our  sub title. Jesus is coming again! That is not just a pipe dream; it is a  reality! We don’t  know when He will come; it may be today! We are told to be “waiting” for His return. What does that entail? Waiting for the Lord Jesus in the Scriptures means that  while we are waiting we are watching and working for Him.

We sing a  song written by Fanny Crosby: Blessed are those whom the Lord finds watching; In His glory they shall share; If he comes at the dawn or midnight, Will He  find us watching there? 

True waiting involves working for the Lord Jesus; not a  working to be saved, but  working because you are saved. We are saved by grace through faith, in baptism, unto good works. Let’s be like the Thessalonians and be a people who live  our lives for  the Lord so that others see us and  glorify God (Matthew 5:14-16).

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *