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

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

[Talking about his second coming, Jesus continued,] "However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows."
— Mark 13:32 NLT

Key Thought

The greatest secret of all time is the exact day and hour of the Lord's return. What should our response be to this indiscernible answer to one of life's most important questions? 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 nothing, not even his Son, to redeem us and adopt us into his family (Romans 8:31-32). 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 his 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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Illustration of Mark 13:32 NLT — [Talking about his second coming, Jesus continued,] "However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows."

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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