Matthew 24:42-44

Be Ready

I shared recently that many in India and other nations around the world, believe the Lord’s return is very near. This is causing them to gather in ZOOM groups to look into the Scriptures to discuss and pray over what they see. Many are coming to the Lord. Many are turning back to the Lord.

Likewise, I have been reading in Matthew’s Gospel in the last couple of weeks. Jesus makes it clear what the signs of the times are preceding His return (See the whole chapter of Matthew 24). No one knows the hour or day, not even Jesus (Mt. 24:36). But we know He will come again.

Here are some of His words:

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:42-44)

Here are some questions for thought and reflection:

  • What do Jesus words, “be ready”, mean to me?
  • Who are some people I might be around who will help me be ready?
  • What is the Lord asking me to change so that I will be more ready?

May each of us follow Jesus with our whole heart in these days.

Maranatha (Come Lord!)