Matthew 24:3–14 (ESV)
Signs of the End of the Age
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And
Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars
and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be
hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And
because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the
whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
If you ask me, we are living in these
times. There are wars and rumors of wars. There are earthquakes and famines. There are false prophets and teachers. There is chaos and increased lawlessness. Jesus says to “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
So much for once saved, always saved.
I pray: O Lord, help me to trust in your saving grace and to endure to the end. Come Lord Jesus. Amen.