Discern the Time and
Judge What is Right
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ancient mariners’ rhyme, “Red sky at night, sailors' delight; red sky at
morning, sailors take warning,” reflects established Jewish wisdom during the
time of Jesus (Mt 16:2–3). But many among the Jewish community had to be reprimanded
by Christ for not knowing how to discern the time (Lk 12:54–56).
end of all things is at hand, and the time of judgment has come (1 Pet 4:7,
17). Is there a cloud in the west? Is a shower coming (Lk 12:54)? If in the
time of the latter rain, God’s people neglect to ask the Lord for rain (Zech
10:1), it will be too late when summer arrives at the door (Mt 24:32).