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When the Son of Man appears, things will be just as they were when Noah lived. People were eating, drinking, and getting married right up to the day that the flood came and Noah went into the big boat. They didn't know anything was happening until the flood came and swept them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man appears. Two men will be in the same field, but only one will be taken. The other will be left. Two women will be together grinding grain, but only one will be taken. The other will be left. So be on your guard! You don’t know when your Lord will come.
Imagine that you were Noah. The whole world around you had turned away from God and you were the only one left who desired to be faithful.
If you were Noah, your heart must have been in serious pain as you knew for certain that God's judgment was coming on the world and no one was ready!
One of the things I look forward to in Heaven is hearing the first hand account of Noah. I would like to hear him describe how he preached "righteousness" to a world that rejected all his attempts to call them back to God, yet he kept on preaching and kept on building the ark!
In a real sense followers of Jesus today are like Noah. These verses say that "when the Son of Man appears, things will be just as they were when Noah lived." There is no expectation in Scripture that everyone will turn to Jesus before He returns. Many will be taken completely by surprise when Jesus comes, just like the time of the Flood!
"Lord Jesus, help me today to be faithful to You as Noah was when he warned the world around him and called them to righteousness and built the ark. Give me the strength today to do the same. May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen."