12 Bible Verses about Urgency

Romans 13:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

John 9:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

Revelation 1:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

2 Corinthians 6:1-2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Romans 9:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.”

Proverbs 1:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

Matthew 24:42-44 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 24:45-51 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, ...

Matthew 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Titus 2:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

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