Should we concern ourselves with the end of the world?
This is a question I’ve pondered lately.
And to be honest, I just don’t know the answer.
Most people who know me know I’m fascinated with Bible prophecy. But lately I’m unsure whether my fascination is…helpful. I wonder – am I misguided?
Are people who are mesmerized with Bible prophecy unwise?
We are told by Jesus repeatedly to watch. “Watch!” He says. “So you are not caught unaware! Otherwise, I will come like a Thief in the night.”
However, He also says that even He doesn’t know when He’s coming back.
Some of us choose to follow His advice – maybe a little too much. We watch and watch. And then watch some more. We tell others about it. Some listen and appreciate.
Others tell us we’re wasting our time.
I’m open to the possibility.
I guess I wonder what the proper balance is. Should we constantly watch? Or should we go to the other extreme and simply go about life, being ready for whenever and wherever He chooses to appear?
Should we focus instead on discipling, on growing our faith? Perhaps we should spend more time attempting to seek and save the lost.
A friend of mine said the other day, “Diane, y’all have been waiting and watching for Jesus’ return for years. He still hasn’t returned, but in the meantime you’ve wasted time predicting something that hasn’t happened.”
Later, another friend looked deep into my eyes and said, “Yes. People are interested in Bible prophecy. And you must keep watching and reporting what you see.”
Which one is correct?
What do YOU think?
Is it unhealthy to focus so deeply on End Times? Is our time and attention better spent on another activity?
How do YOU choose to incorporate the study of End Times into your own Christian walk?
I’d love to hear your feedback.
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As always, be blessed!