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2 Peter 3:10: But The Day Of The Lord Will Come Like A Thief, And Then The Heavens Will Pass Away With A Roar,

2 Peter 3:10
[10] But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. (ESV)

There is a bumper sticker that says, "Jesus is coming back. Look busy." The basic point of the bumper sticker is that Jesus is going to return at a time when we are not expecting. When he does return we want to be about the Father's business. How embarrassing it would be to be engaged in some kind of sinful activity when the Lord returns.

When I was a child my father would give me work to do. Perhaps, weeding a number of rows in the garden. At other times, I would be asked to bundle up sticks in the yard. Other times, I would be doing some sort of cleaning inside the house. I would not want to be goofing off. If my father came into the room and I was not busy with the task assigned to me there would be some kind of reprimand. 

Consider all that the Lord has called us to do. We think of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). We are to preach the Gospel to the whole world. If we are not in some way busy at this task, how are we going to feel when the Lord returns? I believe that we will be very sad to think that in any way we have disappointed our Savior. He loves us. He will not cast us aside. But we certainly want to please him!

For those who are willfully living in rebellion to the Lord, there will be a much different experience. Those who are outside of God's kingdom will be destroyed. The earth and all matter will be burned up and dissolved. Those souls who have rejected God's offer of salvation could only wish that they would be b urned up and dissolved. Their souls will eternally suffer in flames and torment.

The day of the Lord will come. We need to not only look busy, but we need to be busy doing the work he has called us to. We are not fearful of judgment. Rather, we are desirous to please him by our obedience.


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