《今日靈修默想》：「看哪! 我來像賊一樣。那警醒、看守衣服、免得赤身而行、叫人見他羞恥的有福了!」（啟16:15 ）
Bible Reading: Revelation 16.
《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” (Rev 16:15)
Meditation one: What is the difference between the return of the Lord Jesus and His first coming? In His first coming, He came for the purpose of loving people in this world. But the Lord’s second coming will not be the same. It is the hour of righteous judgement. At that time, it will bring the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat (2Pe 3:12). Because of this, we must: “building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” (Jud 20-21)
Meditation two: How can the return of the Lord Jesus be like a thief? What does this parable remind us? If we know when a thief will come, we will certainly be prepared. But Jesus said that when He comes again, no one knows, even He Himself does not know. Therefore, we must prepare early, just like the five wise virgins prepare their lamps’ oil and stay awake to meet the bridegrooms, not like the five lazy virgins, when the bridegrooms come, things become too late, just as naked shame.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for promising to come again. While waiting for the Lord’s return, the focus is not on the timing, but on whether we live soberly, follow the Word of God to live out the truth. Please keep my heart, I am willing to watch diligently, live soberly, be blameless, until that day I will be found in peace in Your sight. I pray in the holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen!