“But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers” (1 Pet. 4:7).
As time draws nearer to the coming of the Lord our attitude should be one of soberness and watchfulness. Every righteous generation of saints has eagerly anticipated the Lord’s coming. The biggest reason He has not come is understood in 2 Pet. 3:9.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent” (2 Pet. 3:9).
The Lord does not want anyone to be lost. His delay is based on His love and patience for all mankind to allow them time and space to repent. Nevertheless, every true Christian is to anticipate the Lord’s coming with desire and eagerness.
A heartfelt desire for Christ’s immediate return was expressed by the early Christians…
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