What Jesus Did! 'Don't Be Mislead' — Luke 21:8-11

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Jesus said, "Be careful! Don't be fooled. Many people will come using my name. They will say, 'I am {the Christ}' and, 'The right time has come!' But don't follow them. When you hear about wars and riots, don't be afraid. These things must happen first. Then the end will come later." Then Jesus said to them, "Nations will fight against other nations. Kingdoms will fight against other kingdoms. There will be great earthquakes, sicknesses, and other bad things in many places. In some places there will be no food for the people to eat. Terrible things will happen, and amazing things will come from heaven to warn people.
— Luke 21:8-11 NLT
Illustration of Luke 21:8-11 NLT —  When you hear about wars and riots, don't be afraid.

Key Thought

Misunderstanding about Jesus' return has been a problem for many people. Many have been misled by signs they think they see in our world. Jesus, however, warns that many things will happen before his return—wars, rebellions, earthquakes, famines, epidemics, and heavenly signs. The key thing in each of these events is to not panic. God is in control and he will have Jesus come at the proper time. We just need to be prepared.

Today's Prayer

Father, with so many disturbing things going on in our world today, please still the struggles in my spirit and allow me to remain calm and faithful during troubling times. I know that I belong to you and I also know that when Jesus returns that I will go to be with you ... no matter when that time may come. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
  • 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.

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