What Jesus Did! 'Just Like in Noah's Day' — Luke 17:26-27

Friday, October 13, 2023

[Continuing to talk about his return, Jesus said,] "When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day. In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all."
— Luke 17:26-27 NLT

Key Thought

Noah's message and preparation went totally unappreciated by his contemporaries. They ignored his warnings about God's impending judgment and their need to repent. They went on doing what they had always done, even as the rain started to fall. When Jesus returns in his glory, those who have lived for him will be waiting in expectation for his return and be overjoyed. However, those who have ignored his call to follow him and who have spurned his grace will be caught off guard just as essentially everyone in Noah's day was. It's sad. It's tragic. Let's try to make a difference in as many lives in our day as we can!

Today's Prayer

Father, I know Jesus will come with glory. I know that his return will catch many off guard. Please use me to help those around me to be prepared and full of joy at the return of Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:2-5
  • 2 Peter 3:10
  • Revelation 16:15

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Illustration of Luke 17:26-27 NLT — "When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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