Luke 21

 

Scripture:

 

[34] “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. [35] For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. [36] But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

 

Observation:

 

“..lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life” – think about this for a minute..

 

For it will come to all – no escaping judgement when Jesus returns.

 

Stay awake at all times – always pay attention to your heart because from it comes thoughts and actions.

 

Pray for strength to overcome our sin nature

 

Application:

 

“..lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life” – Wow, Jesus is saying not just to watch your heart from being a drunkard or doing crazy stupid things, but also from paying too much attention to the cares of this life.

 

He could be coming back any second.

 

Think about that when you are thinking that impure thought that goes through your head.

 

Think about that when you are saying that one sentence you know you shouldn’t say or as you speak without doing a heart check.

 

Think about that when you are going to that one place you know you shouldn’t go to.

 

Think about that when you are seeing that one person you know you shouldn’t see.

 

Work on keeping your heart pure and your head and actions will follow.

 

The Lord knows our heart and our every thought. Even though we know this, we forget and think we will slide by him some impure thought or action. Set that aside for a second and just think about Him coming back and seeing him face to face at any instant. It should help with better self-control over our sin nature.

 

Prayer:

 

Lord I love you and live to glorify you. Help me when my heart is attacked and I have a hard time controlling my sin nature. Remind me in these times that your Spirit is with me and to listen to you instead of myself. In your holy name I pray, amen.