Are we living in the last days? Many books, sermons, and pundits would say yes. Surveying the state of the world and comparing it with Biblical prophecy would also seem to point to it being a possibility. Whether or not it’s true, no one can say for certain (Matthew 24:36-44). This isn’t the first period in history when people were convinced things couldn’t get any worse and surely the Lord’s return was imminent.
Whenever there is talk of living in the last days, there is also an increased focus on making sure you are ready to meet the Lord. Certainly, that is sound advice, but with the knowledge Christ’s return will come as a surprise, doesn’t it make more sense to live in a constant state of readiness? Since our King could return any moment, shouldn’t we be preparing for Him regardless of what’s happening around us?