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

Sunday, October 13, 2019

"It will be the same when the Son of Man comes again as it was when Noah lived. In the time of Noah, people were eating, drinking, and getting married even on the day when Noah entered the boat. Then the flood came and killed all the people."
— Luke 17:26-27 NLT
Illustration of Luke 17:26-27 NLT — "It will be the same when the Son of Man comes again as it was when Noah lived."

Key Thought

Noah's character went totally unappreciated by his contemporaries. They ignored Noah's 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 much as those in Noah's day. It's sad. It's tragic. Let's try to make a difference in as many of those lives 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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.