Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is…’
…because the kingdom of God is within you.
“entos humon“- “within your grasp/in the midst of/among you”
Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
Men will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them.
For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given inmacriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
IG: Most people spend more time preparing for vacation than they the do for eternal life.
More people miss the Kingdom of God because they neglect it, not reject it.
It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the fired should go back fro anything. Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding gain together; one will be taken and the other left.
1 Cor. 7:29-31
Bucket lists don’t define the life of someone anticipating Jesus’ return.
How you think about eternity changes how you live in the present.
Remember Lot’s wife!
“Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”