David Jeremiah Daily Devotional March 3 2022 :
So that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:7
Recommended Reading: Titus 2:11-14
“It goes without saying.” This phrase refers to something that is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be mentioned or explained. For example, it goes without saying that most people look forward to their vacation days from work. Who doesn’t love a vacation?
The New Testament portrays one aspect of the Second Coming of Christ almost as an aside—something that goes without saying. And that is the eager anticipation of believers for the return of Christ. In other words, we are not told to eagerly anticipate the Second Coming. Rather, we are told about things that should characterize our lives while we are “eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:7). Titus 2:11-14 describes the behavior of those who are “looking for” the return of Christ. Our looking for, our eager anticipation for, is assumed; it goes without saying. What is said is how we ought to live as we eagerly await His appearing.
Today, are you eagerly anticipating the Second Coming of the Savior? May our lives reflect the reality that we long for His appearing.
The certainty of the Second Coming of Christ should touch and tincture every part of our daily behavior.