Memorable Scripture: Labor and the Lord

1 Thessalonians 5:3-4 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

When do you expect the Lord Jesus to come back?
Honestly, when things are at their worst.
Every time a crisis arises and the stock market plunges, some natural disaster destroys a city, riots break out, and there is a shortage of basic supplies you think the time is drawing near.
Indeed it is.
However, wouldn’t the return of Jesus take more people by surprise if He came when things were going well? When the economy was booming, individuals were prosperous, and nations were peace with each other and internally – a time of peace and safety?
The day of the Lord is compared to a pregnant woman. You know the baby is coming and you know about when but women often get these false labor pains that send many rushing to the hospital just to be sent back home.
Still, you know the baby is coming.
And many women get a burst of energy right before the event. She gets up and starts giving the house a spring cleaning.
While she rearranges the living room furniture you think she is far away from the babies birth at that time.
Still, you know the baby is coming.
And believers know Jesus is coming.
Believers should not live in darkness and be caught off guard by the return of the Savior.
Although the Lord comes as a thief in the night, believers are not overtaken like a thief.
We know the baby and the Lord Jesus are both coming!

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