Study the End Times and be Blessed!

On Sunday my pastor taught on the end times- a rare sermon at my church. I have observed that when it comes to studying the End Times (a.k.a. "Eschatology", or the study of last things), that Christians are usually at one or two extremes.

On one extreme, some Christians get all caught up in studying the end times. They study books on Revelation, Daniel, and the other Scriptures on end times, sometimes to the point of neglecting the "here and now" of living the Christian life. In studying the end times, make sure you are applying it to your life today, and learning to be a better Christ-follower and serve others around you.

At the other extreme are Christians who avoid Revelation and end times study. "I'll never understand it, so why try?" is their mantra. But they should read the opening statement of Revelation: "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near." Rev. 1:3 NKJV

You will be BLESSED if you read the book of Revelation! Don't avoid this important book of the Bible. You may not understand everything about the end times or what God has planned for us in eternity future - you won't - but God has revealed some of it to us in His Word, and wants us to study it. The time is near...so read Revelation and seek to understand what God's Word says about the end times, and you will be blessed!