Tag: Matthew 24:42-44

Maintaining watchfulness!

Scripture reading for February 3rd:  Matthew 24

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Matthew 24:42-44  “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.  But understand this:   If the owner of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.  So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.”  

Fathers and husbands are expected to be protectors of their homes and families.  Prudence in protecting in our day is to have security cameras and alarms installed on or around the doors and windows.  Some even have cell phones connected that dial their number when suspicious activity is detected from their home.  Jesus also was concerned about protection of the precious souls of men and women!  He encouraged a watchfulness from each person over their own souls against the intrusions of the ‘thief’, who would come to ‘kill, steal, and destroy.’  (John 10:10)

Jesus also likened His own second coming to that of the ‘thief’, who came at an unexpected hour!  Only those who were ready and watching would receive Jesus as He returned.  Some of those expecting to be part of Christ’s kingdom would not be ready and would be left out, having missed the window of opportunity.  This happened to those warned of the flood in Noah’s time and would again at Christ’s return.  (Matthew 24:37-39) This would be the ultimate eternal loss!

Observations for over-comers:  It pays to be watchful!  No one knows the day or hour of Christ’s return so true believers choose to stay in readiness!  “Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You while You may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach Him.”  (Psalm 32:6)

 

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