Saturday, March 6, 2010

How will the Lord find you?

Be dressed, ready for service, and have your lamps shinning.  Be like servants who are waiting for their master to come home from a wedding party.  When he comes and knocks, the servants immediately open the door for him.  They will be blessed when their master comes home, because he sees that they were watching for him.  I tell you the truth, the master will dress himself to serve and tell the servants to sit at the table, and he will serve them. (Luke 12:35-37)

The day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The earth will be destroyed by fire and everything in it will be burned up.  Peter tells us what kind of people we should be.  "You should live holy lives and serve God, as you wait for and look forward to the coming of the day of God." 2 Peter 3:11-12

Hope of the future is not a license for irresponsibility in the present.  We need to not just wait, but wait forwardly.  We sometimes forget to look.

It is those of us who are strong in waiting and weak in watching that our Lord was speaking when he said, "No one knows when that day or time will be, not the angels in heaven, not even the Son.  Only the Father knows.  We must always be looking, because you don't know the day your Lord will come.....The son of Man will come at a time you don't expect him" (Matt. 24:36, 42, 44)

We are to wait "forwardly" or be patiently vigilant.  Not so patient that we lose our vigilance or the other way around vigilant that we lose our patience. 

Lord may I always be waiting patiently but vigilant for your coming and in great anticipation. 
God Bless!

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