For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
The Lord comes and moves when we do not expect Him. This is not designed to trick us or to catch us out. It is a warning and an encouragement to us.
It is a warning to those whose hearts are far from Him. Jesus is warning us, don’t expect to just “come back” and “get things right” some time in the future, whenever you feel like it.
That day may never come. All you have is today to get things right. Use today whilst you have it. Because tomorrow mightn’t work out how you “think it will”.
It is a warning to us.
It is also an encouragement. People of God, ready yourselves! Ready yourselves, because even when it looks totally unlikely, God will still be there and is able to move mightily.
This command is for us to be READY. Don’t walk according to what your natural senses tell you about a situation. Don’t be discouraged by what you see, or hear. Walk by faith, because the Spirit of God can turn up when you least expect!
Be ready and prepare your hearts before God. Continue to be about your father’s business and show yourself ready for the coming of the Lord, lest you miss the boat.
Let this be a warning and an encouragement to you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your word to me. Examine my heart and enable me to discern whether I am ready for you. Forgive me of my sin, wash me clean, and strengthen me to walk with you and keep watch. I pray you increase my faith, In Jesus Name, Amen.