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Dave's Daily Devo - July 20, 2017

  • 2017 Jul 20

House On Fire!

Luke 17:31-33


We heard the fire sirens and when Mary and I ran outside, thick smoke was boiling down our street. Its source was on the south side at the head of our street, right where you turned in off FM663. Glennis and Mary lived right there and their house was on fire. When we got there, Mary had already fled the inferno and my Mary gave her her jacket. Glennis was on his roof with a garden house trying to quench the flames. “Glennis, you’ve got to come down now! It’s hopeless. The flames are taking over! Hurry!”

Jesus warned that His judgment against this present world and those who reject Him is going to strike and if you are up on the roof, it’s not the time to try to save your stuff. It’s time to escape the fire and run to safety.

“On that day, let whoever is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, don’t come down to retrieve the things. And whoever is in the field, don’t go back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it. And whoever loses it, will save it.” Luke 17:31-33 

Glennis did hurry down. In less than 30 minutes his entire home and all their possessions were ashes on the slab, but he and Mary were safe.

Jesus warns us that divine judgment is coming, and when it comes, it will be sudden. There will be no time for delay. It will be the time to run. Ironically, if we run to Jesus now, if we lose our life now to Him, we will discover that we have saved it. But if we long for all the stuff of this present life, like Lot’s wife, we will lose not only our stuff, but our lives.

LORD, today there’s still time to trust You and let Your suffering on the cross give us forgiveness. Jesus, Your Son, is warning us about the coming crisis of divine judgment. Help us not to be apathetic, but to hear and act on Jesus’ words.

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