Are You Watching

Matthew 24:42-44

42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Scripture is very clear that no one knows the day that the Lord will return to catch away His church except the Father. What we do know and everyone agrees on is He is coming back. Jesus describes this event like a thief coming in the night and if we knew when that thief would come we would be prepared, and then He tells us to be ready for the Son of Man will come at an hour we do not expect. He describes two people in different settings right before these verses where one is taken but the other is left behind. Recently the Lord impressed two questions to me. If you knew that I would return next Sunday would you live differently this coming week? If you would live differently why? If you answer the first question yes, the second question is very important, because if you would live differently then why are we not living that way now? The why is the issue we need to deal with that is keeping us from living the life we should be living. For me I had to answer yes to the first question because there are people I would definitely have some direct conversations with about salvation that I have not yet had. The reason why I haven’t done so is procrastination. So I will be having those conversations. Many believers are not living like a Christ follower yet if they knew Jesus was coming next week I think they would change the way they are living. Don’t procrastinate any more for Jesus said He will come at a hour you do not expect, so be ready. Are you watching?

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