The Latter Days

Micah 4:1-2

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It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Micah 4:1–2, ESV

One would argue that we are a part of those latter days, and to say so, they would be no less correct than when Jesus spoke of the same. Until the time in which our Lord returns, the latter days are always close at hand, but it is through our Lord’s mercy we still remain. Some may cry out and feel that His return is too late, yet they fail to understand the great cost of our Lord’s wrath and what that would mean to so many and may mean to us. Are we truly ready? This is the question with which we should all struggle. How prepared am I? If our Lord returned today, would we be like the virgins who were prepared and had extra oil or like those who were not and needed to leave to purchase more? For this, we can be thankful for the mercy of our Lord and pray that more may be led to know Him by our witness of faith that they may know and prepare their hearts for our Lord’s return also.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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