Be Ready!

I don’t know what today holds. I’m sure that it will hold problems that I can’t anticipate right now. Emails will fill my inbox. There will be phone calls I can’t get to immediately. There will be visits, there will be planning, there will be conversations, there will be lots of stuff happening today that I don’t even know are possible.

And as important as those things are, they are the thing that I need to prepared for.

Listen to what Jesus says in Luke 12:39-40:

But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, het would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

As Jesus said today in this text, He will return, and at an hour that none of us expect. To me this verse is a comfort, and a challenge.

It’s comfort because all those folks on TV and selling books that can tell you for sure that they know when it’s going to happen? They are wrong. No one knows the hour or the day. No one.

Now, sure, each day we are here is a day that we are closer to his return, but all the folks that claim to have inside info, or have figured it out, they are wrong. Jesus said His return will be a time no one expects.

So, pay these people no attention.

But, it is a challenge to me to live in a way that if He does return today, I’ll be giving Him honor. I want to live my life in such a way that when He returns He’ll find me being faithful.

So today, don’t worry about the end of the world. Don’t spend time thinking about the false prophets and the people that claim to have figured it out.

Because they haven’t.

But do seek to live your life in a way that will honor Him, if He returns today. Or a 1000 years from now.

May every moment of our lives, may we seek to give Him glory and honor! Let’s be ready to do that!

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