Until He Returns
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 12/27/21
Christ will return, and His return should motivate us to work hard and give sacrificially for the work of God. In the parable of the ten minas in Luke 19:11-27, Jesus essentially said we are to occupy ourselves with work for His Kingdom until He returns.
There are two types of Christians: those who occupy themselves with God’s work and those who do not. Which one are you?
Are you taking advantage of every opportunity to witness for Christ? Are you being faithful with God’s blessings and resources? Are you serving God with all your heart and soul?
During this life, we will be refined with fire that will test us. Are we laying a foundation of material wealth or of eternal blessings? Are we working for our own glory and comfort or for the furthering of God’s Kingdom?
What does God want us to do until He returns? As Christians we are called to serve Him willingly and to obediently do whatever He calls us to. We are to witness to those who do not follow Christ, lovingly warn them of the coming judgment, and joyfully share God’s love and plan of salvation. We must equip and encourage our fellow believers so that they also may go forth to further God’s Kingdom.
Prayer: Father, I pray that I will spend my days working for the furthering of Your Kingdom and not my own personal gain. May I build on the foundation of Christ with worthy materials that will withstand the test of fire (1 Corinthians 3:12-14). I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).