Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 24:23 – 51
Verse of the Day: Matthew 24:36 – “But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.”
Jesus again restates this in Acts 1:7 – “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within His own authority.” Some manuscripts do not include the phrase, “neither the Son.”
When He was her upon the Earth, Jesus voluntarily restricted His use of some of His Divine attributes (John 17:4, 5; Philippians 2:5 – 8). In this way He became hungry, thirsty and tired. Luke speaks of Him growing in knowledge and wisdom (Luke 2:52).
It appears that Jesus surrendered His use of omniscience in this matter. He is stressing that the date is not important – our being ready for His return should be at all times.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I spend each day as if Your Son could come back at any moment. In fact, the truth is that He could. May I live expectantly and ready to greet Him.