This week’s Devotional Topic

BE READY

Scripture is very clear about the need for us as Christians to “be ready”. Be ready to do good to others, to share the Good News and to be ready for the Return of our Lord.

Mark 13:28-37   Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

We are also told to be READY to share Christ…

I Peter 3:12-15   For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 II Timothy 4:1,2   I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when He appears to set up His Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

In the letter to Titus, he was given a reminder regarding his ministry to fellow believers….

Titus 3:1   Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Folks, may God help us to be ready. Ready to do good and ready for opportunities to share the good news AND be ready, anticipating the return of our God.

Revelation 22:20,21   He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people. Amen.

This week’s Scripture:

Mark 13:28-37; II Peter 3:9-13; James 5:7-9; Luke 12:35-38; I Peter 3:12-15; II Timothy 4:1,2: Titus 3:1 and Revelation 22:20,21

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