Do not get swept away looking for signs

Some people are constantly looking for signs of the spiritual sort. They even do so when it comes to the return of Christ and the judgment that he will bring. But is looking for such signs worth our time?

Listen to this warning given by Jesus:

But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:37-39 NKJV)

Did you here that? What “sign” did Jesus point out? Only that life will continue to be “everyday” life … then all of a sudden the last day will come.

Now some may say, “But Noah’s time was defined with evil thoughts continually, thus making that mindset a sign of God’s judgment for all time.”

I suppose that would be correct, but Noah didn’t build an ark because those continual evil thoughts were for him to end. That responsibility belonged to God. And Noah built and entered the ark only when the word of God led him to do so. Furthermore, in my opinion, if a certain level of evil existence were the sole sign to the second coming of the Lord, then that sign would have been fulfilled long ago (2 Peter 3:1-10).

The “sign” of Jesus’ return is the warning and promise of God’s word that has already been given. That is why we would do well to listen to Jesus’ warning and not get swept away with rest of the world because we’re too busy looking for signs.

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” (Matthew 24:23-25 NKJV)