“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;
so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
“Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.
“For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
“Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
“Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
Father, may I be alert and wise in these days of my life. As I am assured that only You know the hour when the Son of Man will return, I, too, know that I am Yours and need to be watching and praying and in Your Word. I want to be of service to You in this world until You call me home. I read these verses knowing You say them to me. You are my faithful God Who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;…. (Deuteronomy 7:9b). I pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is….” Mark 13:33
“And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” Mark 13:37