ROM the day of Pentecost until now, we have been in the last days. At any moment, Christ could have come to rapture His church, & He still could. Still, it has been 20 centuries since He left us. We have to wonder if maybe we are in the last of the last days. If this is the last era in the section of human history that we might call "the kingdoms of this world," and if the fullness of the kingdom of God is 2000 years closer than when it was promised by Christ Himself, it seems reasonable that we should all be that much more attentive than ever before to the possibility of the abrupt arrival of the end of this age. Especially when we read the description of the way things will be in the last days. And, when we look around us & see a thorough correlation between revelation & reality, we should be driven to lift up our heads in anticipation of our full redemption & adoption (Luke 21:28 & Romans 8:23).
Perhaps it is all too common for believers to look at the world around us with an attitude of condemnation (vs. 2-4). And indeed, there is a place for that conversation (Hebrews 11:7). The world we know is not expected to get any better. Morally and spiritually, the world is indeed decaying. But instead of just talking about how awful Satan's kids are (which is true), there are 2 other things that we should do; things that are far more beneficial. First, we should evaluate ourselves. And second, we should focus more and more on the Scriptures. Those 2 things are enough to keep us busy.