Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Watch Out!

Matthew 24:43 reads as follows, "But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into."  Another translation reads, "But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into."

Don't be careless.  Be ready.  Watch!

Over and over we are told there are things we will not know (Matt. 24:36), and there are things we can know (vs 24:43).  And we serve a just God.  He does not leave us without hope.  He does not take out vengeance against us for not knowing what only he can know, but He does expect us to take to heart and act on that which we do know of Him, His nature, and His plan.  And He has revealed much of His will - if we will accept it.  Deuteronomy 29:29 is such a passage to tell us this, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."

Our trouble isn't that we don't know what He is asking of us.

Our trouble is that we do know, and it bugs us.  We do know and we don't like it...

So we twist and turn our life circumstances or we twist the Word of life, the Scriptures which do reveal everything we need for holy and godly living.

Paul tells us this in Romans 1:18-32.  We sin with knowledge- and though we may delude ourselves for awhile - in the end, be sure and know - your sin will find you out! (Numbers 32:23)

He will pursue you, in love, for reconciliation, to the end of the earth!

Confess your sin! (Proverbs 28:13 & I John 1:9)

Stop living carelessly!

Get ready!  Not only because the Lord will return... But who knows what may happen tomorrow?  Your life is but a vapor & you may not live as long as you hope! (James 4:14)   Watch Out!  Put your trust in the God Who has revealed everything for faith and godliness in the Bible.

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