When Christ comes again, His return will be quick and without warning, interrupting the daily routine routine of life on earth.

BibleGateway: Luke 17:22-30

ESV Text: Luke 17:22-30

Luke 17:22–30 (Listen)

22 And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.1 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Footnotes

[1] 17:24 Some manuscripts omit in his day

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 17
22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 605:
The World is Very Evil

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1. The world is very evil, 
The times are waxing late; 
Be sober and keep vigil, 
The Judge is at the gate; 
The Judge that comes in mercy, 
The Judge that comes with might, 
To terminate the evil, 
To diadem the right. 

2. Arise, arise, good Christian, 
Let right to wrong succeed; 
Let penitential sorrow 
To heav’nly gladness lead, 
To light that hath no evening, 
That knows no moon nor sun, 
The light so new and golden, 
The light that is but one. 

3. O home of fadeless splendor, 
Of flow’rs that bear no thorn, 
Where they shall dwell as children 
Who here as exiles mourn. 
Midst pow’r that knows no limit, 
Where knowledge has no bound, 
The beatific vision 
Shall glad the saints around. 

4. Strive, man, to win that glory; 
Toil, man, to gain that light; 
Send hope before to grasp it 
Till hope be lost in sight. 
Exult, O dust and ashes, 
The Lord shall be thy part; 
His only, His forever, 
Thou shalt be and thou art. 

5. O sweet and blessed country, 
The home of God’s elect! 
O sweet and blessed country 
That eager hearts expect! 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 
To that dear land of rest, 
Who art, with God the Father 
And Spirit, ever blest. 


Hymn: LSB 513 The Clouds of Judgment Gather
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