But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2)

I just checked indeed.com and found that there over 1,500 jobs available in my state with the word “planner” in the job title. Many of those offer a six-figure salary. We seem to be obsessed with planning our future time. We buy special designed notebooks specifically to write down our plans. Our cell phones come with a planning calendar app already installed and many of those are linked to a calendar on our work computer.

Inevitably though, our plans often get quickly changed by unexpected circumstances. As much as we’d like to believe we have everything under control and know how our day will play out, truthfully, we have no idea. Our life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye.

After Paul explains the events that will take place when Jesus returns to take us with Him, he goes on to say that we do not need to concern ourselves with when it will happen but reaffirms the fact that we need to be ready, keeping in mind it will happen. Given that no one knows the day nor hour when Jesus will return, it’s pointless to dwell on it. Instead, we need to simply be ready and continue living each day in faith and love and the steadfast hope of our salvation, edifying and comforting one another.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36)


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