Thursday, July 21, 2011

Watch Out-7/21/2011

"It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them." Luke 12:37

With all that vies for our attention these days, it is easy to become distracted. We scurry through our lives attending to matters of great importance at times and of no consequence at all at others. Some of these things are necessary to life and others place our mortal souls in jeopardy. The Lord, however, promises blessings upon those who prioritize those things with eternal ramifications.

Beloved, to be watchful is to be prepared. It is nothing short of both anticipating his coming being ready for it. Jesus says, "But know this, that if the master of the house had known what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour you think not, the Son of man comes." Matt 24:43-44 How many of us have had something stolen or vandalism done and wished that we had been there when it was about to take place? While it may not be practical stand guard over our homes and property 24 hours a day, we can certainly be diligent over our spiritual lives at all times.

The reward for this steadfastness is vast. We will experience nothing short of being collected by the Lord and then served by him. Rev 3:20 says that whosoever opens the door when he knocks will feast with him. That is one meal, one existence and one eternity to which we should all aspire. The price has already been paid. We just have to be ready.

Loving Like Jesus,


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