What Jesus Did! 'No Clinging on This Day' — Luke 17:31-33

Thursday, October 15, 2015

"On that day, if a man is on his roof, he will not have time to go inside and get his things. If a man is in the field, he cannot go back home. Remember what happened to Lot's wife? The person that tries to save his life will lose it. But the person that gives his life away will save it."
— Luke 17:31-33 NLT
Illustration of Luke 17:31-33 NLT — "On that day, if a man is on his roof, he will not have time to go inside and get his things."

Key Thought

Jesus' coming will be sudden and surprising. We must be ready for that coming at all times. There won't be time to prepare to go with him or to be ready for him. The things of this world will dim in comparison to the glory of his coming and the glory of our going home to God. Nothing should be allowed to interfere with this one great opportunity. Nothing!

Today's Prayer

Father, God Almighty, give me an undivided heart and undiluted passion for Jesus' return. I know it will occur unexpectedly and will happen quickly. I want to be ready. I want to be excited. I want to have no reservations. Please, dear Father, I don't want to cling to life here, but to expect your greater glory when Jesus returns. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-53
  • 2 Timothy 4:6-8
  • Titus 2:11-13

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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.