Be Alert!

Red alert buttonBe Alert! I remember one of my friends from college had a shirt that read “B a Lert – the world needs more lerts!” The silly little phrase stuck in my brain for some reason and I was reminded again of this morning when I read the Word where Jesus is telling His disciples to be alert and watch. Jesus is near the end of His earthly ministry and He is giving His disciples some final instructions and information. Some of the stuff He’s telling them is probably blowing their minds. He is trying to prepare them for what is to come. Check this out…

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. (Matthew 24:42-47 NIV)

I realize that Jesus was giving these instructions prior to His death and that some of this information was time sensitive to His era. I do believe that there is some wise council contained in this passage. Some of these words were spoken and have not happened yet. I do believe it’s wise to pay close attention to my surroundings and certainly keep check my lifestyle and my behavior. I think that my lifestyle should reflect what I believe about the Lord. I do believe He’s coming back. I do believe that I will spend eternity in Heaven with Him one day. I do believe that it matters how I live and love while I’m here on earth. I need to be alert for His return!

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