Often I am misunderstood because my assignment to be a watchman on the wall. However, in those times I find much encouragement from the Christ in His teaching from Luke 12….
And it reads:
“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour he thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?”And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
All of us as believers are to be watchful, ready, and sober. Being sober minded is much more than our willingness not to intoxicate ourselves with alcohol, it’s also a mind to live by faith. A believer that is consumed with his circumstances is drunk with their own drama; their health issues, or engaged in an ongoing pity party. Don’t get me wrong..I’m not minimizing anyone’s suffering, but the Bible never promised us “our best life now”. Our Faith teaches that as sojourners here on this planet that our time should be focused on “Seeking first the Kingdom”. As one of our SIS spoke last month…there is much work to be done..Amen! Be encouraged and get engaged in the battle for souls!