What Jesus Did! 'No One Knows' — Mark 13:32

Sunday, October 2, 2016

"No person knows when that day or time will be. The Son and the angels in heaven don't know when that day or time will be. Only the Father knows."
— Mark 13:32 NLT
Illustration of Mark 13:32 NLT — "No person knows when that day or time will be. The Son and the angels in heaven don't know when that day or time will be. Only the Father knows."

Key Thought

The greatest secret of all time is the exact day and hour of the Lord's return. So if no one knows, what should our response be to this knowledge? Doubt? Frustration? Disappointment? No! We know the heart of God because we have seen his heart revealed to us by Jesus. We know he desires us to be saved and come to him through Jesus. We know that he spared no expense to redeem and adopt us into his family. So knowing what we know about God, we can be sure that his promises can always be trusted and that our future is secure. Our task is to live for God and be ready for his Son's return.

Today's Prayer

Father, please bless me and help me remain diligent in my faith and welcome Jesus when he returns. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2
  • Romans 13:11-14
  • 1 Peter 3:8-13

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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.

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