Saturday, August 16, 2014

Matthew 24:44

Matthew 24:44 - So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Jesus tells us that when He comes again it will be like a thief in the night. What does that mean for us? If someone is going to rob you they are not going to let you know ahead of time that they are coming. That would be ridiculous.
Instead, they want to surprise you and catch you off guard. There are things you can do to be ready and protect yourself from such an attack. You can lock the doors, install a security system or have some sort of defensive weapon. Then there are those who have made no preparation. Their doors are unlocked and maybe even open, the lights are on and nobody is home.
This is what Jesus compares His return to. Then He tells us to be ready. He doesn’t want us to be caught off guard, so He gives us this warning. Nobody knows the day or hour when He will come back.
When Jesus returns will you be ready? Will Jesus find you living the life He called you to, or will you be doing something entirely different? Don’t wait to give your life to Him.
It may seem like you have all the time in the world, but in reality you never know. None of us do. He could come back in a hundred years, or He could come back today. Are you ready?
Jesus called you to live a Holy and righteous life and has given you the ability to do so. It is time to give up living for yourself and live for Him. If you give yourself to Him and live to make the most of every opportunity you will be ready for His return. Plan your life like you have a hundred years, but live it like today is your last.

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