Tag: no one knows when
Scripture reading for February 26th: Mark 13
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Mark 13:35-37 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back–whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If He comes suddenly, do not let Him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!”
Jesus talked frankly to His disciples in His final hours with them before facing the cross. He warned them about their need to be watchful concerning the coming of the Lord to take His people to be with Him. (Mark 13:26-27) He explained that no one knows the exact day or hour, only His Father. Because of this, this event could come at any time of the day or year. He did not mean literally not to sleep, or we would all not make it. He referred to being awake spiritually and ready!
Observations for over-comers: Those who follow Jesus live in a state of readiness and watchfulness because of real relationship with Jesus. He is their guarantee of over-coming spiritual slothfulness! “I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; thorns had come up everywhere, and the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I . . . learned a lesson from what I saw; A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–and poverty will come on you like a bandit. . .” (Proverbs 24:30-34)