“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Mathew 25:13
AS MEN OF HONOR:
To be ready can be a state of mind, a state of being, or a time wherein we are prepared to take action, this describes what we all need. The story of the ten virgins that we read here in Mathew Twenty Five reminds us always to be ready for the coming of our Lord, lest we should suffer being left behind. Here again God continues to warn us, challenge us, and instruct us to watch and pray. Reminding us all that those who do this will be greatly rewarded, as we read,
“They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, and they shall run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
WATCHING AND WAITING…
Believe me when I tell you as a wise Christian you will be watching and waiting, this is a part of our fabric, we are made to anticipate with hope great things from our God, even as he shares with us over seven thousand exceeding great promises, such as the promise of his return! Watching and waiting are woven into who we are.
God is always watching, and His Holy Spirit is always interceding on our behalf for us. It is our part to always be watching and praying so that we will always stand ready to receive the promises of God. We refuse to be as the five virgins that gave up hope and failed in diligence to be ready to receive, as we read,
“And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. Mathew 25:2, 3
These five were lacking oil in their lamps because they grew tired of waiting or maybe they just weren’t interested anymore, leaving them unprepared at the most critical time?
With this urging from our Lord, we shall be always ready, holy, and thankful on the day that our Lord appears to receive us to be with him in heaven.
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