Living In the Last Days Before Christ's Return
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. (1 Peter 4:7)
I’m sure you've seen someone either on TV or on the street with a long beard and a sign hanging around his neck that says “The End is Near!” And since the death of Christ, preachers and writers have spoken about the last days. It seems that every generation thinks they’re the last one before Christ returns!
Well, the apostle Peter makes a bold statement in today’s passage when he says, “The end of all things is at hand.” So was he crying wolf to try to scare people? Maybe he was just making a fanatical statement.
The fact is that these are the last days. The Bible says it in Hebrews 1:2 that God “in these last days… has spoken to us by his Son.” So since the death and resurrection of Christ, we've been living in the last stage of human history. And the God who created and sustains this world will also terminate this world.
So as a believer in Christ, live your life like today is the last chance you will ever have to share his Good News.
Live the Christian life with a sense of urgency because these are the last days.