Awaiting the Dawn

Romans 13:12  

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

For the past four days, we have examined the Christian responsibility to be “redeeming the time.” Today’s verse shows us that humanity has generally lived in the night—the darkness of a life apart from God. But that darkness is soon coming to an end.

The dawn, for which every true Christian so fervently waits, is just over the horizon—the return of Jesus Christ. But even with the sunrise so near, there is more work than ever to be done. To prepare for that time, God’s people must arm themselves with “the weapons of our warfare,” which are “not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

Jesus Christ will return—not with the meekness of a Lamb, but with power and majesty, shaking the very foundations of the world and assembling His faithful servants (Mark 13:27; Hebrews 9:28). Converted Christians have been called to be among that group—but if we truly want to be there then, we have to start by redeeming the time now.

Want to learn more? Then start with our end-time survival guide, “The Wrath of God: How to Survive.”

Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “God Understands Us Perfectly.”

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