Before Christ will return, there will be difficulties to endure.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 24:2 - "Do you see all these buildings? I tell you the truth, they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!"
Read - Matthew 24:1–51; Mark 13:1–37; Luke 21:5–38 - Part 1
To believe that our faith will not encounter struggle is to be set up for failure. Rather, be encouraged because God promises to be with us was the struggles of sin play out their final chapters and then to be with us forever!
Lord, I will endure with Your help.
Jesus taught that ‘sin would be rampant everywhere’ in the Olivet discourse we read today. This leads us to understand that the brokenness of sin will increase and not diminish as we get closer to the return of Christ. Rather than despair, prepare. How? Greater surrender to the Holy Spirit of God will prepare you to endure through greater times of sinfulness in our world.