What Jesus Did! 'Watch for His Return!' — Mark 13:37

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"I tell you this, and I say this to every person: 'Be ready!'"
— Mark 13:37 NLT
Illustration of Mark 13:37 NLT — "I tell you this, and I say this to every person: 'Be ready!'"

Key Thought

As Jesus tells this as a story (see the preceding story), he is in effect saying, "Watch for my return!" Throughout his ministry, he emphasized that he, the Son of Man, would return in glory and with the angels of heaven. His return would usher in the ultimate victory of God and bring complete and eternal salvation for his followers. However, we must be watching and prepared for his return. His voice, his words, his earnest pleading reaches out to us through the centuries and beckons us to be waiting and longing for his return.

Today's Prayer

O Father, thank you for the assurance that your Son will return and usher your children into your presence and eternal glory. Thank you in Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 16:27
  • Matthew 25:31
  • Mark 8:38


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.