Working For The Weekend
As it was in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married, and they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26 WEB
As Noah labored on the big boat in his yard day after day, life went on around him. People were eating, drinking, attending weddings, and carrying on with their lives unaware that the end was soon approaching. Though Noah was a righteous man and preached to them (2 Peter 2:5), they didn't listen.
Then the day came when it was too late. The door of the ark was shut, and the rain started to fall. Certainly there were people wanting to get into the ark after the rain started, and Noah may have wanted to let them, but God sealed the door Himself. When He did, those who were inside, stayed inside, and those who were outside, stayed outside. It was too late to say 'Hey wait on me!'
The day is coming like a thief in the night when the Lord Jesus will return to the earth like a bolt of lightning (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3). It will BAM! and He is here. Thieves in biblical times were not cat burglars. It was a sudden surprise attack with a dagger in the back and loud shrieking. I don't know exactly what that day will hold, but Jesus warned us several times to not let it catch us unaware like the foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1).
It is pretty clear to me that not everyone is going to be saved, no matter how hard we try. Each person on earth has to choose for themselves, and the decision cannot be made for them by others. Many are just too caught up in life to be bothered. Many are just working for the weekend.
God loves you and He wants us to enjoy our lives. You can still have fun, just include Him in whatever you are doing, and do not forget about Him like they did in the past. When I go fishing, He goes with me. If I feel that He is leading me to do something else, then I do that instead. He wants a meaningful relationship with you. You will never be caught off guard if you just take some time to pray and listen. Remember, there is more to this life than working for the weekend.Prayer: Heavenly Father, I look to You today. Please walk with me, talk with me, and help me to know You better. Speak to me in a way that I understand, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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